Brookfield NY Walk

Join us on October 2, 2021


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Brookfield NY Walk

Event Details

Date: 10/02/2021
Location: Brookfield Town Park 
Registration: 10:15 am
Event Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Ruth Darrow & Kim Shipman (315-272-6403) 
Contact Phone: 315-825-8654 
Contact Email:

*Pre-registered participants will no longer need to check-in at the Walk, so we encourage you to register, invite friends, fundraise, and donate in advance to make your day-of event experience as safe and streamlined as possible! Be sure to read items marked UPDATE and check back for any last minute changes.

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

The Out of the Darkness Brookfield Walk is a special event that provides community, connection, healing, and hope for survivors of suicide loss and those with lived experience. 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 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 is our top priority. We are requesting that participants stay home if they have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 2 weeks, are waiting for Covid-19 test results, have Covid-19 symptoms, or have recently been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for or has symptoms of Covid-19. 

Event Day Resources & Activities

On-Site Activities

UPDATE: AFSP merchandise and raffles! Raffle tickets will be 10/sheet for $10 and each sheet will include a special door prize ticket for this beautiful, handmade coffee table!

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

UPDATE: Deadline has passed to have a sign made.

Individuals or Teams that raise $500 or more by September 20th will be invited to have a sign made to be displayed on the walk route on event day. 

Already raised $500 or more? Use this link to customize your sign.

Registration & Walk FAQs

When and where is the event taking place?
The event is taking place on Saturday, October 2 at the Brookfield Town Park. 


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 Watertown 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 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, #afspgcny

Follow the Facebook Event Page for updates!

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Walk t-shirt. Raise $150 by October 10th 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.

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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!