***Please take note that this is a SUNDAY EVENING event
Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by participating in the 11th Annual Cincinnati Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Sunday, October 19th at Sawyer Point. Proceeds will benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. Registration will be held at the walk at 5pm. The walk will begin promptly at 6. A balloon release, memorial garden, face painting and entertainment are all included in the festivities, and are all FREE.
The Sawyer Point parking lot is FREE for participants of The Out of the Darkness Walk, however spaces are limited. If you would like to snag a free parking spot, we encourage you to arrive early.
To make parking easier for those that may not be able to arrive early, or those who are worried about the limited spaces at Sawyer Point, we have also partnered with Parking Panda to help make your downtown parking experience as simple and streamlined as possible. Use the link below to reserve and pay for your parking ahead of time. Full instructions and parking details will be included in your confirmation email from Parking Panda.
A portion of every purchase will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Use promo code WALKOUT to save $1 on your reservation.
Click here to purchase parking: www.parkingpanda.com/walk-out-of-the-darkness-cincinnati-parking/?ref=wodcin
In the final mile, luminaries will guide walkers into a candlelight vigil, where participants will honor loved ones lost to suicide.
The walk is 2.9 miles around downtown Cincinnati and Sawyer Point:
We are excited to welcome The Foles back to provide entertainment before we begin our walk
Learn more about them by checking them out on Facebook HERE
We are so grateful to Greg and Donna of Eventful Eye Photography for donating their photography services for their 5th walk season. Visit their website HERE to view their portfolio including past walk seasons.
At the 2014 Walk flag them down for a professional team photo! Then visit their website to view walk photos and order prints. Proceeds from prints benefit AFSP.
And a very special THANK YOU to our Sponsors:
_________________________________________________Directions to Sawyer Point:
From South of Cincinnati:I-275 E toward I-71/CINCINNATI/I-75/LEXINGTON/LOUISVILLEMerge onto I-71 N via exit number 84 toward CINCINNATITake bridge into Ohio (make sure you are in far right lane heading towards Columbus on 71N)Take the very first exit-SECOND STREETTake this past the two stadiums (second street turns into Pete Rose Way) and Sawyer Point will be on your right at the corner of Eggleston and Second/Pete Rose Way.From North of Cincinnati:I-71 S toward CINCINNATITake the US-42/GILBERT AVE/READING RD exit – exit number 2Merge onto GILBERT AVE/OH-3 S/US-22 WTurn RIGHT onto E COURT STREETTurn LEFT onto REEDY STREETTurn LEFT onto EGGLESTON AVE.Will take you directly into Sawyer Point Parking Lot.Sawyer Point is along the Ohio River. It is by the baseball and football stadiums and US Bank Arena.
The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are AFSP’s signature fundraising campaign.
Every fall, family members, friends, and colleagues walk 3–5 miles together in hundreds of communities across the nation to prevent suicide, raise awareness, and end the stigma that surrounds depression and other mental disorders.
With each stride, our walkers save lives, honor loved ones lost to suicide and raise funds to support AFSP’s vital mission.
Below are the walks being held in your state. For a complete list, click here.
We will be having our walk along the river with an opening ceremony and closing ceremony you won't want to miss.