In 2020, the Finger Lakes Out of the Darkness Community Walk is joining forces with the Yates County Out of the Darkness Community Walk to hold a physically-distanced and virtual walk experience to fight suicide, demonstrating that hope is not cancelled. This free event is for families, organizations, and anyone who supports reducing the stigma around mental health and supporting suicide prevention.
The Yates/FLX Out of the Darkness Experience will be held at 1:00 pm, October 4 at Keuka Lake State Park. This year’s experience will be hosted online as well as in-person, with staggered walk times to ensure proper physical distance. Participants can safely take part in a virtual honor bead ceremony and self-guided spaces for reflection. The experience is hosted by the Western New York chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and supports AFSP’s education and support programs, and its bold goal to reduce the annual U.S. rate of suicide 20 percent by the year 2025.
The Yates/FLX Out of the Darkness experience is one of more than 550 Out of the Darkness Overnight, Community and Campus Experiences being held nationwide this year. The walks are expected to unite more than 300,000 walkers and raise millions for suicide prevention efforts. Last year, the Yates County and Finger Lakes walks raised over $60,000 combined with a total of more than 700 participants.
To become a sponsor or register to participate in the Yates/FLX Out of the Darkness Experience, visit http://www.afsp.org/YatesCo.
General Admission: USD 0.00
Time: 13:00 to 15:00