UofL hosts the third annual AFSP Out of the Darkness 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 young adults in the fight to prevent suicide.
University of Louisville's Inaugural Out of the Darkness Campus Walk took place in 2016, had over 150 participants, and raised over $7,000. In 2017 with 307 participants, UofL raised $11,900. We now continue to raise awareness, funds, and passion for suicide prevention efforts in the University of Louisville campus community and beyond.
Gathering space will be in the "Quad" in front of the Humanities Building. Best Dressed Team & Best Dressed Pup Contests. Teams are encouraged to show their pride and compete in the contests. The winning team will lead the walk! Dress up your pup and compete for the cuteness prize! The walk registration starts at 2:30 along with photo booth, music and fun activities.
Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 2:30pm. This will be an opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness, suicide prevention, well-being, campus and local resources, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those by suicide loss.
Walk Date: 04/08/2018
Walk Location: The Quad University of Louisville, Belknap Campus
Check-in/Registration Time: 2:30 pm
Walk Begins: 4:00 pm
Walk Ends: 5:00 pm
To volunteer for the walk or to join the planning committee contact Tracie Meyer at email@example.com.