Out of the Darkness Event Website: www.theovernight.org
I just received the following email asking if I might be able to assist in finding riders to be a part of the Moto Crew for the event. I am planning to participate… this is something that has affected some of the people in my life – some were successful at their attempt and others were not but still struggle with the issues that led them to that. I’ve checked out the website and event info and I feel it a worthy cause and a way to support those who may be struggling and give them hope for the future.
I just spoke with Joe on the phone and said I knew a few people so would put out some feelers to see if there were any folks that might interested in participating in this event either as Moto Crew or in any other volunteer form. If there are enough folks that would like to participate, we’ll organize an informational meeting so everyone can get together, ask questions, plan, etc.
If you are interested, please either post up here in the thread or feel free to send me a PM if you are more comfortable with that. I’ll keep track of everyone and follow up accordingly. Thanks for taking the time to look.
My name is Joe Polizzi and I am the Crew Coordinator for this year’s Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk, which is returning to San Francisco on June 9th-10th, 2012.
The Out of the Darkness Overnight, organized by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is a 16-18-mile journey through the night, from dusk until dawn. It's a unique opportunity to bring the issues of depression and suicide into the light as thousands of participants walk together to turn heartbreak into hope for tomorrow. Every step they take and dollar raised for the event will help AFSP continue to develop research and educational programs that will benefit those affected by mood disorders and suicide.
We are in need of volunteers with motorcycles to be a part of the Crew who support Walkers along the Route. Motorcycle Safety is tasked with assisting at difficult intersections and alerting Walkers to dangerous situations. While it’s only January, I am working full time to assemble an all-star Crew comprised of community members willing to volunteer their time to the event. I am seeking opportunities to meet with local motorcycle clubs to discuss the event and register interested members.