Greater Philadelphia Walk

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Greater Philadelphia Walk Information

Date: 10/06/2024
On-Site Registration Starts: 8:00 am
Program Starts: 9:00 am
Location: The Mann Center, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Colleen Duffy
Contact Phone: 215-532-0275
Contact Email:

Register today! Click the button above to get started.


A note from our volunteer Philly Out of the Darkness Walk Committee and Chair:

We're excited to announce a NEW LOCATION for the Greater Philadelphia Walk - The Mann Center, Fairmount Park! Based on feedback, we've found a venue that we believe will be more convenient for walkers from all our five counties and which includes:

  • FREE, onsite parking and security
  • An iconic venue with a covered pavilion and facilities overlooking the Philly skyline
  • A beautiful, serene walk route through Fairmount Park


Make an Impact


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


Qualify for recognition gifts based on your fundraising!

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 Greater Philadelphia Walk using the #OutoftheDarkness hashtag.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring the Greater Philadelphia Walk shows your community and employees that you care about mental health.

Reach out to Colleen Duffy at for more or download the full 2024 Greater Philadelphia Out of the Darkness Walk sponsorship packet here or reach out to Colleen Duffy  at for more information.



Event Committee and Day-of Walk volunteers help to make the Greater Philadelphia Walk a success. Please submit a volunteer application directly by clicking here.



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 10/06/2024 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 10/06/2024.

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?

While we love our furry friends, the Greater Philadelphia Walk venue does not allow pets.


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

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.