Out of the Darkness Berkshire County Walk
Walk Date: 10/05/2019
Walk Location: The Common Park, 100 First Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm
For More Information or to Register or Donate:
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.
This year we are holding our walk at The Common Park, 100 First Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201. Funds raised for the walk go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and will help with local Berkshire County education and programs.
Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Berkshire County Walk
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 the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.
Help Spread the Word!
T-Shirts - Raise $150 by 10/05/2019 and receive an official 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.
Activities of Hope and Healing
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.
There is an honor bead for everyone, whether you have lost a loved one, struggle personally, support a friend and/or family member, or all of the above.
The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, support, and a walk that unites a campus and community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones.