FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2021
Dustin Morris, Alaska Statewide Area Director
Fairbanks Experience Rescheduled for May 22, 2021
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Alaska Chapter has rescheduled the 2021 Fairbanks Out of the Darkness Experience to Saturday, May 22, 2021, due to snow and ice conditions at the event location. AFSP invites Fairbanks and its surrounding communities to join us for an in-person walk and virtual program.
The May 22 event will be AFSP Alaska’s first-ever hybrid community walk and will take place at Lathrop High School’s track located at 901 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701, with aspects of the event hosted on AFSP Alaska’s Facebook page.
“AFSP Alaska is looking forward to reuniting with community members in Fairbanks for this in-person and virtual event,” said Lindsay Johnson, AFSP Board Member and Fairbanks Experience Walk Chair. “Our participant’s safety is our top priority. We are rescheduling the event to May to give the snow and ice more time to melt and ensure we have a safe walking environment ready for participants.”
While the Out of the Darkness Experience will look different this year, AFSP’s mission to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide has not changed. We are a resilient community, united in our effort to fight suicide, raise awareness, educate, support those who have lost loved ones, and support those with lived experience.
AFSP Alaska will also host Out of the Darkness Experiences in Wasilla on May 1, 2021, and in Anchorage on September 11, 2021. These events give people the courage to open up about their own connections to the cause, and a platform to create a culture that’s smarter about mental health. Friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers walk side-by-side, supporting each other and in memory of those we’ve lost. Learn more and register for an event near you at afsp.org/Alaska.
About AFSP: Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. Learn more at afsp.org.