Boston Area Walk

Join us on October 30, 2021

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Welcome to the 2021 Boston Area Out of the Darkness Community Walk!

WAIT … Are we actually walking to fight suicide this year?

YES! You will have two options to walk this year, on the day of the Boston Area Community Walk (in-person, as permitted by state and local guidelines on event day) and/or on the day of our statewide virtual “Celebration of Hope” (on your own, within safe distancing guidelines). Read on for more details!

Register Now! Let’s show the world that we are always #TogetherToFightSuicide.
Event Details (In-Person)
  • Date: 10/30/2021
  • Location: Boston Common (Parkman Bandstand) - Boston, MA
  • Check-in/Registration Time: 8:30 am
  • Event Begins: 10:00 am
  • Event Ends: 12:00 pm
  • Parking: Boston Common Garage click here for rates
  • Walk Route: 3 loops = 3 miles ... wheelchair and stroller friendly! click here for details
  • Event Activities: click here for a map
  • Dog Friendly: YES!

**Date and venue subject to change. Your safety and well-being will always be our top priority, and while we remain hopeful that we'll be able to gather in person once again this fall, we are closely monitoring CDC, state AND local guidelines and will continue to share updates in the coming weeks and months.

Event Details (Virtual Option)

  • Massachusetts “Celebration of Hope”: Saturday, November 6th
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 10:00 am

For more information, please contact:
Val Alfeo
Phone: 781-718-1574
Email: afspbostonwalk@gmail.com


WALK FAQs

When and where is the event taking place?
The event is taking place on 10/30/2021 at Boston Common (Parkman Bandstand). A statewide virtual option will also be offered on November 6th for those not ready to be in-person.

Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee to participate. Donations are accepted until December 31st.

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 $150 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official 2021 Out of the Darkness 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: afspbostonwalk@gmail.com

BECOME A SPONSOR

Click here to become a SPONSOR! Or contact us and we'll send you more details.

SPREAD THE WORD!

After you register, we encourage you to tell your story about why you support #AFSPMA.

Post to your Facebook page and add the Boston Area Out of the Darkness Community Walk link, or the direct link to your fundraising page!

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

Remember your LinkedIn connections!

Share your photos! #TogetherToFightSuicide #AFSPMA

FUNDRAISE TO HELP #StopSuicide

- Raise $150 and receive an Out of the Darkness t-shirt!

**All funds must be posted online by November 7th to qualify. T-shirts will mailed to participants. Due to printing/shipping delays, packages may be delayed.

Click here to see more AFSP swag you can earn!

TEAM INCENTIVES

​- Teams that raise $1000 or more online by World Suicide Prevention Day  (September 10th) will have a TEAM YARD SIGN printed and mailed to their team captain!

HONOR BEADS
DOWNLOAD  and share your color(s) on social media.
 

Would you like your loved one to be included in the 2021 Massachusetts Honor Bead video?

Submit your remembrance photo(s) here. (Due to the time it takes to edit and create this special video, we cannot accept photos after October 30th.)

VOLUNTEER WITH US

Want to volunteer on event day? Please register first then click here to sign-up for a volunteer role!

EVENT ACTIVITIES

We've added so many new activities to this year's event. Arrive early to pick-up your honor beads, purchase AFSP merchandise, create a #WhyIWalk sticker, and visit all of our community resources tables.

WALK ROUTE

The Boston Common offers a beautiful walking path that is stroller and wheelchair friendly. The wide path provides space to safely distance while walking. Friendly, leashed pups welcome!

We are always #TogetherToFightSuicide