Chicagoland Walk

Join us on October 2, 2021


Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk



Will you help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide?

The Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk is a special event that provides community, connection, healing, and hope for survivors of suicide loss and those with lived experience.

By registering for the October 2nd walk, you are joining a strong community united in an effort to fight suicide while showing up for yourself, recognizing and honoring those you love, raising awareness, educating communities, supporting one another, and sharing hope.

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

In addition to the in-person walk, we will have a virtual option. The health and safety of our participants, staff, and volunteers will be our top priorities as we work with local authorities to make decisions about event details.


Walk Date: 10/02/2021
Walk Location: Montrose Harbor - Chicago, IL
Event Begins: 9:00 am
Event Ends: 1:00 pm
*Event details can be found here. Please review for pertinent information!

For more information, please contact:

Contact Name: Courtney Collins 
Contact Phone: 312-802-9714
Contact Email:

Chicagoland Walk FAQs

When and where is the event taking place?
The 3 mile walk is taking place on Saturday, October 2nd at Montrose Harbor. A virtual option will also be offered for those not ready to be in-person.


Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee to participate.


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 12/31/21.

Is there a 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!


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.


Walk information and details can be found here.

For additional questions, please email


How You Can Help

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Chicagoland Walk shows the community and your employees that your business cares about mental health and suicide prevention. Become a partner to help stop this leading cause of death.

Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Download the walk flyer here to share with businesses, apartment buildings, etc. in your community.

Share on Social Media

Share your story, post photos, invite others to join you or donate to your fundraising efforts. Social media is a powerful tool!

Be sure to use the following: @AFSPIL #ootdccw

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Walk t-shirt. Raise $150 by October 2nd and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!

$500-$999 - Red Ribbon Walker. Receive a red ribbon and gift on-site.

$1,000+ - Blue Ribbon Walker. Receive a blue ribbon and gift on-site.

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


Day of Experience: 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 I Walk Wall
and Memorial Wall

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



Top Teams Program

Thank you participants, volunteers, donors, and sponsors for your support! Together, we can fight suicide.