Fairfield County Walk
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness
Fairfield County Walk
URGENT FAIRFIELD COUNTY WALK DAY INFO FROM THE DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION:
Friday, October 20-Monday , October 23, I95 Northbound will be CLOSED from NORWALK to WESTPORT, exit 17.
This will affect traffic in both directions FOR OUR WALK on SATURDAY , 10/21 at Sherwood Island Park. IF YOU ARE TRAVELING NORTHBOUND ON I95, CT STATE POLICE WILL DETOUR YOU OFF OF EXIT 17 BACK AND ONTO EXIT 18 where the Park is Located.
If you are traveling Southbound there will be NO detours BUT plan for extra traffic.
You can consider using the Merritt Parkway and/ or POST Rd/ US 1 as AN ALTERNATE AS WELL. EITHER WAY, leave early and plan for traffic.
The Walk will NOT be canceled!
AFSP STAFF will be at the park at 8am on Saturday. You are welcome to come as early as 8.
We will still follow our advertised schedule of events below.
Also this is a rain or shine event so please watch the weather and plan accordingly!
We hope to see you Saturday!
Call Michelle at 860- 794-2559 with any questions.
Location: Sherwood Island State Park (1 Sherwood Island Rd), Westport, CT
Check-in Time: 9:00 am
Opening Ceremony Start Time: 10:00 am
Walk starts at 11am, approx 2.5 miles
Walk Chair: Anne Romano, 203-520-8201, Aromano@silverhillhospital.org
Walk Co-Chair: Marie Demasi, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.
Register to Walk With Us!
Returning participant? Thank you for being a 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 watch 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!
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And don't forget about all the ways you can FUNdraise!
Ways You Can Help
Volunteer at the Event
Become a Sponsor
Sponsoring the Fairfield County Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Contact Aromano@silverhillhospital.org to become a sponsor today!
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide
Promote the Walk in Your Community!
Follow us on social! @OOTDWalks
Post on your social accounts and share why you walk with your community!
Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities
Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise, visit the photo booth, and more!
Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.
Hope & Healing
Register by clicking the button at the top of the page
Thank you 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, dial 988 or text TALK to 741-741