Long Island Walk

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Long Island Walk


Event Details

Date: 10/24/2021
Location: Jones Beach, Field #5 
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event takes place rain or shine. Walk route is along Boardwalk for a total of 3 miles.  You can turn around along the route at anytime to make it shorter if you are unable to complete 3 miles.  

Sorry, Jones Beach Does Not Allow Pets ( service dogs only). 

Raise $2,500 as a Team by Wednesday October 20th and we will have a personalized Team Banner waiting for you at the Walk.  Show your Team Pride! 

Welcome back Long Island!  We are pleased to announce that Jones Beach Field #5 has been confirmed, and the walk will be happening IN PERSON once again! We are planning lots of new interactive components and will continue to follow CDC Guidelines to keep all our participants safe.  Make sure you register today and Spread the Word! 

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Phil Bianco & Ann Morrison 
Contact Phone: 516-869-4215 
Contact Email: longislandny@afsp.org

Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.

DEADLINE APPROACHING:  Send us a picture of your loved one for the digital memorial tribute taking place in the memorial tent the day of the event. Need by End of Day Friday October 15th

This year, we are offering all participants the opportunity to have a  photo of a loved one, or a message of hope  , displayed digitally in the  Angels of Hope photo montage  in a special memorial area being set up.  If you previously participated in a walk, you may remember that we hung signs along the walk route.  This year, we are displaying those photos digitally in the memorial area and are inviting everyone to submit a photo.   Please supply us with the following: 
❖ Digital Photo(s) of your loved one
❖ Date of Birth
❖ Date of loss
❖ A few words about your loved one, a saying or poem
Submissions can be sent to 



Follow instructions on screen to upload and send.  Be sure to send by October 15th so we have time to compile the photos and create a beautiful montage. 


Get Registered

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 Having trouble registering?  Click here to view a step-by-step guide.  Refer to page 1 if you’re registering yourself or page 5 if you’re registering someone else through your own account.  Be sure to also check out some of the Frequently Asked Questions on page 10.

If you’ve already registered and would like to either create a new team or join an existing one, log into your AFSP account and click on the “change team membership” option on the right hand side of your dashboard tab (on mobile you’ll need to click “dashboard” first).

Help Spread the Word!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! Use the hashtags #OutoftheDarkness and #TogetherToFightSuicide

  Follow us on Facebook! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page. 

  Follow us on Twitter! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness to your tweets!

Follow us on Instagram! Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in the participant hub.

There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  One of the best ways to raise awareness and increase understanding is by sharing your story.


Raise $150 by 10/24/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!

Activities of Hope and Healing

Honor Beads

Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through. Unlike other illnesses, it is difficult to look at someone and know their connection. There is an honor bead for everyone, whether you have lost a loved one, struggle personally, support a friend and/or family member, or all of the above. Learn more by watching our honor bead video.


The Out of the Darkness Experience 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 illness have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.

If you're looking for resources, please visit www.afsp.org/resources.


Thank you for your support!