Chicagoland Walk

Join us on September 14, 2024

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Event Details

DATE:  Saturday, 09/14/2024
LOCATION:   Montrose Harbor, Chicago, IL
EVENT BEGINS:   9:00 am
WALK START TIME:   11:00 am


Contact Information:
Phil Martinez, Chicagoland Walk Chair
Diana Cazares, Chicagoland Walk Director   |   (312) 802-9714 -- text or call

Click Here to View Photos from 2023!

Join us to help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

 The Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we care about and love. 

If you're looking for support and/or resources, please visit and


When and where is the event taking place?
The 3 mile walk is taking place on 09/14/2024 at Montrose Harbor. A virtual option will also be offered for those not ready to be in-person.

Is there a registration fee or fundraising minimum?
No, but 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. If your whole team wants a shirt, each member must raise $150.


How do I register?
Please click here for a video tutorial or
click here for a helpful registration guide.

How do I set up my personal fundraising page?
If you need help logging into or setting up your fundraising page, click here for a step-by-step guide.

Are dogs allowed?
For safety reasons (large number of people and tents), we do not allow dogs unless they are service animals.

How do I make an offline donation?
To send a donation by check, please complete this form and send it with your check to the address provided. Donations will be accepted through 12/31/2024.

For additional questions, please email:



How You Can Help

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the OOTD Chicagoland Walk shows your community and employees that you care about mental health and suicide prevention.
Questions? Please email
For more info and to view sponsor benefits, click here.       

Be a Volunteer

Interested in volunteering? Please sign up here.


Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Click here to help spread awareness about the OOTD Chicagoland Walk by ordering promotional materials. AFSP resources, walk yard signs, and more are available and will sent to you for free!

Download the walk flyer to display at local businesses, apartment buildings, etc. in your community.

Click below to download:




Share on Social Media

Share your story, post photos, invite others to join you or donate to your fundraising efforts.




Follow Us for
Fundraising Tips & Walk Updates


Be sure to use the following: 
@AFSPIL   #WalkWithUs   #ChicagolandWalk

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

Chicagoland Walk T-Shirt

Raise $150 by 09/14/2024 and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt.



Red Ribbon & Blue Ribbon Walker

Receive a ribbon & gift on walk day.

$500-$999 - Red Ribbon Walker

$1,000+ - Blue Ribbon Walker

*Participants that have raised at least $150 by 09/14/2024 will qualify.

In addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations on-site.


Chicagoland Walk Slideshow

Be included in the slideshow that will be played online as part of the virtual program and onsite at the walk.

Click below for details:  

*Participants that have raised at least $150 by 1:00 pm (CST) Friday, 08/30/24 will qualify.



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Top Teams Challenge
 * * * NEW! * * *  

Be a TOP TEAM and earn benefit like: team name on walk route signs, team tent, team name on the walk t-shirt and more!

Click below for details:

*Cut-off date to qualify:
Friday, 08/09/24 -- 1:00 pm (CST)

PLEASE NOTE: Donations can be made to a team but the official walk t-shirt and other incentives are based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising.

Are you a team captain?

CLICK HERE FOR helpful recruitment & fundraising tips





Fundraising Recognition Gifts

These gifts are a small token of our appreciation for your fundraising efforts. 

Click below for details:  


Create a Facebook Fundraiser

Create a FB Fundraiser through your account 
or it will not connect to your page.
This is super easy in the app!





 Every dollar raised through the OOTD Chicagoland Walk allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide.

Day of Walk: Resources & Activities

On-Site Activities

Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise, pick up beads at the Honor Bead tent, and more!



Honor Beads

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


Why We Walk Wall

The wall is a place to remember a loved one with a message or photo as well as honor yourself or a loved one.

Thank you participants, volunteers, donors, and sponsors for your support!

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, call or text 988