To join the expected 200,000 participants across the globe, walkers can register online at www.darknessintolight.ie (or there's a little button below) in advance of the event, and by May 4th to receive their tenth anniversary Darkness Into Light T-shirt. THAT WE DESIGNED!!
It's a mad story, DIL has grown from a couple of people ten years ago waking and walking with one common misson in mind, to raise around suicide and self-harm. Now, after a decade, over 200,000 (WTF) will walk from the darkness at 4.15am, a 5 kilometre route while the dawn is breaking. It's an absolute spectacular display of love, hope and unity. Funds raised from Darkness Into Light help keep Pieta House’s counselling services free to those in suicidal crisis, people who engage in self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide.
Darkness Into Light (DIL) started with approximately 400 people in the now iconic yellow DIL T-shirts walking the 5km course in Dublin’s Phoenix Park in 2009. This year, we will have roughly 180 DIL venues across Ireland and worldwide. Last year we had 180,000 people sharing the light and helping us to promote suicide prevention and to tackle the stigma that leads people to the doors of Pieta House centres. Please join us on Saturday 12th May this year!