Lewis University Campus Walk
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Walk Date: 04/15/2023
Walk Location: Lewis University, Burnham Nature Trail, Romeoville, IL
Onsite Registration Time: 9:00 am
Walk Program Starts: 10:00 am
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Dr. Lorri McMeel, Associate Professor of Social Work
Contact Phone: 815-836-5090
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the Out of the Darkness
Lewis University Campus Walk
The Out of the Darkness Campus Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature student fundraising series, designed to engage youth and young adults in the fight to prevent suicide, a leading cause of death.
If you're looking for support and/or resources, please visit www.afsp.org/get-help and www.afsp.org/resources.
Returning participant? Thank you for being a Campus Walk Alumni! When you click the register button be sure to click the blue Login link under "Been Here Before?"
Having trouble registering? Click here to view a step-by-step guide. See FAQs below if you have any questions.
If you’ve already registered and would like to either create a new team or join an existing one, log into your account and click on the “change team membership” option on the right hand side of your dashboard tab (on mobile you’ll need to click “dashboard” first). View this video tutorial for more help.
There's now an app to make it even easier to raise funds and receive updates!
Click below to get started!
And don't forget about all the ways you can FUNdraise!
Ways You Can Help
Volunteer at the Event
Event Committee and Day-of Walk volunteers are always needed and we cannot be successful without them!
Send an email to email@example.com to sign-up today! Thank you!
Become a Sponsor
Sponsoring the Lewis University Campus Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Become a partner to help stop this leading cause of death.
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on sponsoring.
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide
$100+ - Raise $100 by 04/15/2023 and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!*
*Donations can be made to a team as a whole, but the t-shirt and other incentives are based only on individual fundraising.
Promote the Walk on Campus and in Your Community!
Follow us on social! @OOTDWalks
Post on your social accounts and share why you walk with your community! Use the hashtags #HopeWalksHere and #OutoftheDarkness
Be sure to follow all of the steps after registering to get that fundraising going! *Update your page and pic * Make a self-donation* Utilize Participant Hub *
Create a Facebook Fundraiser through your account or it will not connect to your page! This is super easy in the app btw (wink wink)
Is there a registration fee?
If I raise enough money, will my whole team get a shirt?
How do I make an offline donation?
Is there a fundraising minimum?
Can I register at the Walk? Yes! You can register in-person at the Walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until June 30th.
Parking, route, and other info will be updated as we get closer to Walk Day.
For additional questions, please email email@example.com
Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities
Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise, pick-up beads at the Honor Bead tent, and more!
Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.
Hope & Healing
Share messages of hope and remembrance.
Register by clicking the button at the top of the page
Thank you to our participants, volunteers, donors, and sponsors for your support! Together, we can save lives and bring hope.
If you or someone you know is in a crisis, please call 988 or text TALK to 741-741