Darkness into Light | Sydney 2021
When: 8th May 2021
How do I take part? Register here and join a global community at sunrise wherever you are! You can walk, swim, bike or simply share your sunrise moment to show your support for suicide prevention.
This year, as we cannot gather together at our usual Darkness Into Light venues, we are bringing Darkness Into Light to you, and asking all our supporters to don their yellow t-shirts and take part in the event at a time and in a location that suits them!
Feel free to get together with your friends or family and take part in your local area!
What is Darkness into Light?
In 2009, in the Phoenix Park in Dublin, 400 people set-off on the inaugural Darkness into Light 5km walk to raise funds for Pieta House. From small beginnings, the movement has grown year on year and in 2019 over 200,000 people took part in 200 locations, in 16 countries across 5 continents.
On 8th of May, hundreds of thousands of people around the world come together to walk from the darkness of the night into the light of morning to help in the global fight for suicide prevention.
Symbolically the walk represents the therapeutic counseling journey. It sparks conversations about the importance of mental health and well-being in our lives.
How does Darkness into Light support batyr?
batyr are excited to be involved again in 2021 which is our 7th year being supported by the DIL team with 50% of funds raised through entry fees and all local fundraising efforts being donated to batyr, to help smash the stigma around mental health for young people in Australia.
How do I get my t-shirt?
There is a limited number of t-shirts available. If you have participated in Darkness Into Light previously please reuse your t-shirt where possible, or contact your local Darkness Into Light Committee for information on how to collect your t-shirt! See details of how to get in touch below.
Email – [email protected]