Walk to Save Lives

Suicide claimed 41,149 lives in 2013 in the United States alone, with someone dying by suicide every 12.8 minutes. A suicide attempt is made every minute of every day, resulting in nearly one million attempts made annually.

When you walk in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walks, you join efforts with thousands of people nationwide to raise money for AFSP’s vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives. The walks raise awareness about depression and suicide, and provide comfort and assistance to those who have lost someone to suicide.

SUICIDE CAN BE PREVENTED. YOU CAN HELP. JOIN THE MOVEMENT.

Walk Date: 10/18/2015
Walk Location: Sawyer Point
Check-in/Registration Time: 10/18/2015 at 5:00 pm
Walk Begins: 6:00 pm
Walk Ends: 9:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Sara Danks
Contact Phone: 513-240-5191
Contact Email: saraedanks@gmail.com

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 31, 2015.

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.

Click the Register Now! button at the top of the page to get started right away.

Cincinnati Walk Program

5pm Check In/ 6pm Opening Ceremony

  • Speakers: Joe Lynch, Board Member of AFSP 
  • Fred Myrtle, Board Member of AFSP and Survivor of Suicide

 

Dove release provided by CincyDoves.com

6:15  Begin 1.85 mile walk route around Downtown, beginning and ending at Sawyer Point.  Please see included Walk Route Map. For your own safety, please stay on sidewalks & obey all crosswalk signals.

7:30-8:30 Candlelight Vigil and Memorial to honor loved ones lost to suicide.  As you complete the walk, please pick up a complimentary candle for the lighting ceremony.

Hello, Epiphany!   Our ASAP (Andrew’s Suicide Awareness and Prevention) Team will be participating in the annual ‘Out of Darkness Walk’ on Sun evening, Oct 18th.  Our Joe Lynch is the MC!  
 
– If you’d like to register to walk or donate to the team, please click on this link 
– Whether you are able to participate in the walk or not, if you have a family member or friend that lost their life to suicide, we would love to add their name to our t-shirts that we will be wearing as a team.  
Email Heather Lynch at hblsa@hotmail.com  with those names.
Hope to see you at this very meaningful gathering on Oct 18th!!

 

The Cincinnati Out of the Darkness Walk is a 1.8 miles, passing by both the Great American Ball Park and Paul Brown Stadium, with some beautiful views of the river as the sun sets.  View our walk route here:

For a Map of the Walk Route Click Here

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