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REGION 3 EVENTS:

February 20, 2021: Sykesville, MD Grace & Addiction Supper, Carroll County Health Department. Dinner is free. Family and Friends are welcome. Resource materials available. Sanctuary available for prayer or meditation.

February 17, 2021: Virtual – Addiction & Suicide, Ian’s WayScott Tranter will be presenting his story of Addiction, depression, suicide, and recovery. His story starts as a kid and carries into his Adulthood. Scott’s has an amazing message of how addiction influenced his Mental Health. This talk session is open to everyone. Please join us to learn how addiction can affect your life and the life of your loved ones. Through Scott’s story, there is a light at the end of the tunnel called Recovery.

February 25, 2021: Virtual – The Impact of Addiction on Children, Ashley Addiction Treatment. Participants will learn: 1) How are children impacted when their caretaker suffers from a Substance use disorder; 2) How does this impact affect children long term?, 3) What are ways we can heal children affected by the Substance use disorder of their caretakers?

February 25-26, 2021: Virtual Engaging in the Black Community, A Virtual Summit, NAADAC. This event celebrates the Black community and the recovery community this month by hosting this virtual event.

April 10-14, 2021: Virtual AATOD 2021 Conference: Forging Partnerships to Improve Access to Quality Care, AATOD virtual conference. This event To discuss the latest research and regulatory developments relevant to the field of medication-assisted treatment and critically evaluate the implications in managing the opioid epidemic.

April 22-24, 2021: Virtual ASAM Virtual.2021 52nd Annual Conference, ASAM virtual conference. ASAM Virtual.2021 highlights best practices and the latest science, research, and innovations in addiction medicine from leading experts in the field. For the second year, ASAM is offering is offering two-and-a-half-days of 60-75 hours of CME/CE/MOC, high-quality education, innovative topics, sessions, posters and supplemental virtual courses in a completely online platform.

May 3-5, 2021: Virtual NatCon21, National Council virtual conference. Join the largest mental health and addiction recovery conference in the world and a path to practice improvement. There will be three days of high-quality content and industry-leading learning. They will cover important topics that matter to you and deliver the tools to tackle today’s challenges. This is an opportunity to boost your knowledge base and supercharge your organization, while networking with 6,000+ peers from across the country.

May 8, 2021: White Oak Rail Trail, Oak Hill, WVA Walk for HOPE, Fayette Prevention Coalition. A “Walk for Hope” is a walk or run, whichever you choose, that is meant to raise awareness for Fayette County’s drug epidemic. Our goal is to recognize community members that are in recovery, those who have lost the battle to addiction, or those that are ready to start their journey into recovery. There will be resources available with information on the different programs offered in West Virginia. We are trying to put a positive dent in the stigma that surrounds substance use disorder. In lieu of a registration fee, we are collecting nonperishable food items and toiletries to donate to local organizations.


National Alliance on Mental Health. These walks support organizations that host education programs, facilitate support groups, provide mental health trainings, advocate for access to services, and offer a compassionate place to turn for the millions of Americans living with mental illness.

May 22, 2021: Virtual – NAMIWalks Your Way: A United Day of Hope – A Virtual Event. On the day of the event, NAMIWalks participants, mental health advocates, and NAMI partners will step up our strength and energy even further. There are thousands of ways to reach a goal — and every one is yours. Together with you, NAMIWalks remains one of the top mental health walk series in the country.

May 22, 2021: Virtual – NAMIWalks Your Way DelawareFor the second year in a row, NAMIWalks will be a little different — while making a lot of difference. It’s going to be “your way,” just like 2020’s phenomenally successful events. Our collective mental health needs are at their greatest now.  One in three U.S. adults reported experiencing depression or anxiety since the pandemic began. NAMI’s programs and advocacy are needed more than ever.

May 22, 2021: Virtual – NAMIWalks Your Way MarylandFor the second year in a row, NAMIWalks will be a little different — while making a lot of difference. It’s going to be “your way,” just like 2020’s phenomenally successful events. Our collective mental health needs are at their greatest now.  One in three U.S. adults reported experiencing depression or anxiety since the pandemic began. NAMI’s programs and advocacy are needed more than ever.

June 12, 2021: Blue Bell, PA – NAMIWalks Your Way Montgomery County PAFor the second year in a row, NAMIWalks will be a little different — while making a lot of difference. NAMIWalks Your Way will be hosting an in-person event at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, in compliance with the local health department COVID-19 guidelines. We continue to prove our resilience and make the event our own. PLEASE NOTE: While we have every hope of being able to hold an in-person event, should the need to pivot to a virtual platform arise due to Covid-19 restrictions, a decision will be made by March 1, 2021.


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. These events raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

DELAWARE:

TBD, 2021: TBD, DE – TBD. While the Out of the Darkness Walks are going to look different this year, their mission to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide has not changed.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:

TBD, 2021: TBD, DC – TBD. While the Out of the Darkness Walks are going to look different this year, their mission to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide has not changed.

MARYLAND:

September 12, 2021: Woodbine, MD – Carroll County Maryland Walk. Please note that the date and location are marked as tentative and TBD as the City of Frederick is currently not issuing any event permits due to COVID-19. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.

September TBA, 2021: Annapolis, MD – Annapolis Walk. Please note that the date and location are marked as tentative and TBD as the City of Frederick is currently not issuing any event permits due to COVID-19. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.

September 25, 2021: TBD, MD – Mid-Shore Maryland Walk. Please note that the date and location are marked as tentative and TBD as the City of Frederick is currently not issuing any event permits due to COVID-19. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.

October 2, 2021: TBD, Hagerstown, MD – Hagerstown Walk. Please note that the date and location are marked as tentative and TBD as the City of Frederick is currently not issuing any event permits due to COVID-19. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.

October 16, 2021: Frederick, MD – Frederick Walk. Please note that the date and location are marked as tentative and TBD as the City of Frederick is currently not issuing any event permits due to COVID-19. We kindly ask you to register for the Frederick Out of the Darkness Walk to receive updates about event plans and details. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.

October 24, 2021: TBD, MD – Southern Maryland Walk. Our walk date and location could be subject to change based on the availability of the venue and the permit process. We will update this page, and notify all walkers once we have confirmation. In the meantime, we encourage you to register your team and start fundraising for Fall 2021. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.

October 30, 2021: TBD, MD – Baltimore Walk. Our walk date and location could be subject to change based on the availability of the venue and the permit process. We will update this page, and notify all walkers once we have confirmation. In the meantime, we encourage you to register your team and start fundraising for Fall 2021. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.

PENNSYLVANIA:

April 18, 2021: Virtual, MD – Centre County Walk. Please note that the date and location are marked as tentative and TBD as the City of Frederick is currently not issuing any event permits due to COVID-19. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.

September 12, 2021: TBA, Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh Walk. Our walk date and location could be subject to change based on the availability of the venue and the permit process. We will update this page, and notify all walkers once we have confirmation. In the meantime, we encourage you to register your team and start fundraising for Fall 2021. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.

September 18, 2021: Central Park, Johnstown, PA – Cambria County Walk. Our walk date and location could be subject to change based on the availability of the venue and the permit process. We will update this page, and notify all walkers once we have confirmation. In the meantime, we encourage you to register your team and start fundraising for Fall 2021. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.

September 19, 2021: Lakemont Park, Altoona, PA – Blair County Walk. Our walk date and location could be subject to change based on the availability of the venue and the permit process. We will update this page, and notify all walkers once we have confirmation. In the meantime, we encourage you to register your team and start fundraising for Fall 2021. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.

October 3, 2021: TBD, Philadelphia, VA – Greater Philadelphia Walk. Our walk date and location could be subject to change based on the availability of the venue and the permit process. We will update this page, and notify all walkers once we have confirmation. In the meantime, we encourage you to register your team and start fundraising for Fall 2021. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.

VIRGINIA:

September 19, 2021: Harris Pavilion, Manassas, VA – Manassas Walk. Our walk date and location could be subject to change based on the availability of the venue and the permit process. We will update this page, and notify all walkers once we have confirmation. In the meantime, we encourage you to register your team and start fundraising for Fall 2021. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.

September 26, 2021: Ida Lee Park, Loudon, VA – Loudon Walk. Our walk date and location could be subject to change based on the availability of the venue and the permit process. We will update this page, and notify all walkers once we have confirmation. In the meantime, we encourage you to register your team and start fundraising for Fall 2021. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.

October 9, 2021: Veterans Amphitheater, Fairfax, VA – Fairfax Walk. Our walk date and location could be subject to change based on the availability of the venue and the permit process. We will update this page, and notify all walkers once we have confirmation. In the meantime, we encourage you to register your team and start fundraising for Fall 2021. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.

October 9, 2021: John Lee Pratt Park, Fredericksburg, VA – Greater Fredericksburg Walk. Our walk date and location could be subject to change based on the availability of the venue and the permit process. We will update this page, and notify all walkers once we have confirmation. In the meantime, we encourage you to register your team and start fundraising for Fall 2021. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.

October 9, 2021: Sherando High School and Sherando Park, Stephens City, VA – Stephens City Walk. Our walk date and location could be subject to change based on the availability of the venue and the permit process. We will update this page, and notify all walkers once we have confirmation. In the meantime, we encourage you to register your team and start fundraising for Fall 2021. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.

WEST VIRGINIA:

September 26, 2021: Parkersburg City Park, Parkersburg, WV – Parkersburg Walk. Our walk date and location could be subject to change based on the availability of the venue and the permit process. We will update this page, and notify all walkers once we have confirmation. In the meantime, we encourage you to register your team and start fundraising for Fall 2021. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.

October 16, 2021: Harris Riverfront Park, Huntington, WV – Huntington West Virginia Walk. Our walk date and location could be subject to change based on the availability of the venue and the permit process. We will update this page, and notify all walkers once we have confirmation. In the meantime, we encourage you to register your team and start fundraising for Fall 2021. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.

October 23, 2021: Haddad Riverfront Park, Charleston, WV – Charleston Capital Area Walk. Our walk date and location could be subject to change based on the availability of the venue and the permit process. We will update this page, and notify all walkers once we have confirmation. In the meantime, we encourage you to register your team and start fundraising for Fall 2021. We are hopeful and look forward to walking together in person this Fall.


OUT OF THE DARKNESS CAMPUS WALKS

DELAWARE:

April 24, 2021: Virtual, DE – Delaware Chapter Virtual Campus Walk. Safety and well-being of participants, volunteers, and staff is a top priority. They will be closely monitoring the safety guidelines and regulations given by the school/county/state, and will have an in-person walk and/or smaller in-person events as long as it is safe to do so.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:

March 20, 2021: Washington, DC – British International School of Washington Virtual Campus Walk. Safety and well-being of participants, volunteers, and staff is a top priority. They will be closely monitoring the safety guidelines and regulations given by the school/county/state, and will have an in-person walk and/or smaller in-person events as long as it is safe to do so.

April 15, 2021: Washington, DC – Gallaudet University Virtual Campus Walk. Safety and well-being of participants, volunteers, and staff is a top priority. They will be closely monitoring the safety guidelines and regulations given by the school/county/state, and will have an in-person walk and/or smaller in-person events as long as it is safe to do so.

MARYLAND:

April 24, 2021: Virtual, MD – Maryland Chapter Virtual Campus Walk. Safety and well-being of participants, volunteers, and staff is a top priority. They will be closely monitoring the safety guidelines and regulations given by the school/county/state, and will have an in-person walk and/or smaller in-person events as long as it is safe to do so.

PENNSYLVANIA:

April 17, 2021: Fleuhr Park, PA – Holy Family University Campus Walk. Safety and well-being of participants, volunteers, and staff is a top priority. They will be closely monitoring the safety guidelines and regulations given by the school/county/state, and will have an in-person walk and/or smaller in-person events as long as it is safe to do so.

April 17, 2021: Virtual, PA – Greater Philadelphia Chapter Virtual Campus Walk. Safety and well-being of participants, volunteers, and staff is a top priority. They will be closely monitoring the safety guidelines and regulations given by the school/county/state, and will have an in-person walk and/or smaller in-person events as long as it is safe to do so.

April 17, 2021: Center Valley, PA – Lehigh Valley Campuses and Sigma Nursing Campus Walk. Safety and well-being of participants, volunteers, and staff is a top priority. They will be closely monitoring the safety guidelines and regulations given by the school/county/state, and will have an in-person walk and/or smaller in-person events as long as it is safe to do so.

April 17, 2021: Virtual, PA – Western Pennsylvania Chapter Virtual Campus Walk. Safety and well-being of participants, volunteers, and staff is a top priority. They will be closely monitoring the safety guidelines and regulations given by the school/county/state, and will have an in-person walk and/or smaller in-person events as long as it is safe to do so.

April 18, 2021: Scranton, PA – Marywood University Campus Walk. Safety and well-being of participants, volunteers, and staff is a top priority. They will be closely monitoring the safety guidelines and regulations given by the school/county/state, and will have an in-person walk and/or smaller in-person events as long as it is safe to do so.

VIRGINIA:

April 24, 2021: Virtual, VA – College of William & Mary Virtual Campus Walk. Safety and well-being of participants, volunteers, and staff is a top priority. They will be closely monitoring the safety guidelines and regulations given by the school/county/state, and will have an in-person walk and/or smaller in-person events as long as it is safe to do so.

April 24, 2021: Virtual, VA – Shenandoah University Virtual Campus Walk. Safety and well-being of participants, volunteers, and staff is a top priority. They will be closely monitoring the safety guidelines and regulations given by the school/county/state, and will have an in-person walk and/or smaller in-person events as long as it is safe to do so.

April 24, 2021: Virtual, VA – University of Virginia Virtual Campus Walk. Safety and well-being of participants, volunteers, and staff is a top priority. They will be closely monitoring the safety guidelines and regulations given by the school/county/state, and will have an in-person walk and/or smaller in-person events as long as it is safe to do so.

April 24, 2021: Virtual, VA – Virginia Chapter Virtual Campus Walk. Safety and well-being of participants, volunteers, and staff is a top priority. They will be closely monitoring the safety guidelines and regulations given by the school/county/state, and will have an in-person walk and/or smaller in-person events as long as it is safe to do so.

WEST VIRGINIA

2020 events have all taken place; 2021 events will be added as they become available.


THE OVERNIGHT WALK

The 2020 event has all taken place; the 2021 event will be added when it becomes available.