Oneonta/Otsego County Walk

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Oneonta/Otsego County Walk

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

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

We are moving forward with plans to host the walk in-person on Saturday, September 25th. By registering, 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 Oneonta Walk allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide.

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.



Event Details                                                                                                                 

Date: 09/25/2021
Location: 6th Ward Booster Club Field 
Registration: 9:00 am
Event Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Bob France 
Contact Phone: 607-287-2772 
Contact Email:


Registration & Walk FAQs

When and where is the event taking place?
The event is taking place on Saturday, September 25th at the 6th Ward Booster Club Field. A virtual option will also be explored for those not ready to be in-person. Stay tuned!


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.

Is there a fundraising minimum?
No, but we strongly encourage each participant to set a minimum $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.


For additional questions, please email

How You Can Help

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Oneonta Walk shows the community that your business cares about mental health and suicide prevention. Download the 2021 Sponsor Packet or use this direct link to help stop this leading cause of death.

Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Download and Share the Oneonta Walk Flyer

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!

Please be sure to use the following: @afsp_centralny, #TogetherToFightSuicide

Follow the Facebook Event Page for updates!

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Walk t-shirt. Raise $150 by September 25th and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!

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

Event Day Resources & Activities

On-Site Activities

Chicken BBQ, AFSP merchandise, basket raffle, and more! 

If you are a Community Organization that would like to have an information table at the event, please email Bob at

Honor Beads

Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause. Learn more by watching our honor bead video.

 Memorial Signs

Who do you walk for? Individuals or Teams that raise $500 or more by August 19th will be invited to have a sign made to be displayed on the walk route on event day. Signs (18x24) are yours to keep after the event.

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

If you're looking for resources, please visit


Thank you for your support! We are #TogetherToFightSuicide!