Flathead Valley Walk

Join us on September 29, 2024

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Flathead Valley Walk


Kalispell Middle SchoolKalispellMT

Come Early for the Resource Fair, Activities & Registration/Check-In at 1:00 pm

Opening Ceremony, Followed By Walk at 2:00 pm


Contact: Alison Harr Schmaltz
Contact Phone: 406-253-8851
Contact Email: alischmaltz@gmail.com

Register today! Click the button above to get started.

AFSP Walks help to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention programs locally, across our state and nationally. Together we can open conversations and break the stigma that persists where mental health issues and suicide are concerned. AFSP’s goals include helping to intervene and hopefully prevent suicides, as well as support those who are survivors of loss to suicide. Walk with family, friends, neighbors and community members to help save lives and bring hope to those impacted by suicide. 

Make an Impact


Register! There is no fee or fundraising minimum. Share your fundraising page link social media, via text, or by email.



Become a Team Captain

On average, team captains recruit 74% of the people who attend a non-profit Walk.

Captains are essential!



Walk Alumni

Thank you for joining us again this year! When registering, please click the blue link under "Been Here Before?"

The fields below that are for creating new accounts.



Promote the Walk

Follow the @OOTDWalks accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

Share your fundraising page and post about the Flathead Valley Walk using the #OutoftheDarkness hashtag.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring the Flathead Valley Walk shows your community and employees that you care about mental health.

Reach out to Alison Harr Schmaltz at alischmaltz@gmail.com for more.



Event Committee and Day-of Walk volunteers help to make the Flathead Valley Walk a success.

Send an email to alischmaltz@gmail.com to submit a volunteer application.


Creating a Facebook Fundraiser through your AFSP DonorDrive account is easy! Do not create a fundraiser through Facebook directly.

Sharing a Facebook Fundraiser on Instagram will not connect with your fundraising page.


Individually raise $150+ by 09/29/2024 for an Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt at the event.




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Is there a registration fee?

There is no registration fee or fundraising minimum to participate.

We strongly encourage each participant to set a $150 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official walk t-shirt!


If I raise enough money, will my whole team get a shirt?

The event shirts are only given to individuals who raise $150 by 09/29/2024.

If your whole team wants a shirt, each member must raise $150


How do I make an offline donation?

To send a donation by check, please complete the Offline Donation Form and send it with your check to the address provided.

Offline Donation Form


Are dogs allowed?

Yes, friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the Flathead Valley Walk.


How do I change my team status?

If you're already registered and looking to create a new team or join an existing one, simply log into your account and click "change team membership".



Can I register at the Walk? 

You can register or donate in-person at the Walk by scanning a QR code. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.




Where can I find information on parking, the route, and the venue?

That information is posted closer to Walk Day. For additional questions, please email alischmaltz@gmail.com.

Walk Day Activities


Check out the merchandise tent, photo booth, and resource tables.

Honor Beads

Complimentary Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause. 

More About Honor Beads

Hope & Healing

Share messages of hope and remembrance.


If you or someone you know is in a crisis, dial 988 to reach the 988 Lifeline or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.