The 13th Annual Jacksonville Out of the Darkness Community Walk

The 13th annual Jacksonville Out of the Darkness Community Walk.


Saturday Dec. 1st at Treaty Oak Park, downtown Jacksonville.

For more information and to register online, visit www.afsp.org/jax. 


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When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

As the leader in the fight against suicide, and thanks to walkers like you from cities across the country, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.


Event Details

Walk Date: 12/01/2018Walk Location: Treaty Oak Park, 1123 Prudential Dr. - Jacksonville, FLCheck-in/Registration Time: 9:00 amWalk Begins: 10:00 amWalk Ends: 12:00 pm

 

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.


SCHEDULE

Registration:

9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Opening Ceremony:

10:00 AM

Walk Begins:

10:30 AM

Closing Ceremony:

12:00 PM


WALK LOGISTICS

Parking: Free parking is available at the Suddath Parking Garage located at 815 S. Main St.

Walk Route: The walk will begin at Treaty Oak Park and go down Prudential Drive to the Riverwalk fountain and will head back to park. The walk is approximately 3 miles and is paved the entire time. Wheelchair and stroller friendly.

Pets: Well-behaved, friendly pets are allowed at the walk. Please make sure they are on a leash and that you bring your own bags to clean up after them.


Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness


T-SHIRTS

Raise $150 by 12/01/2018 and receive a 2018 Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirt!

Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations at the registration table the day of the Walk. The Top Three Teams by October 26th at 9AM will have their team names printed on the participant shirts.


ACTIVITIES OF HOPE AND HEALING

Honor Beads:

Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through. Unlike other illnesses, it is difficult to look at someone and know their connection.

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance and a walk that unites a community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. We all wear honor beads - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience

WHITE - LOST A CHILD

RED - LOST A SPOUSE OR PARTNER 

GOLD - LOST A PARENT

ORANGE - LOST A SIBLING

PURPLE - LOST A RELATIVE OR FRIEND

SILVER -  LOST FIRST RESPONDER / MILITARY

GREEN - STRUGGLED PERSONALLY

BLUE - SUPPORT THE CAUSE

TEAL - FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF SOMEONE WHO STRUGGLES

 

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st. Register or donate HERE


Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the Walk!

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