Atlantic-Cape Walk

Join us on September 18, 2021


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Atlantic-Cape Walk


Event Details

Date: 09/18/2021
Location: Atlantic City Boardwalk at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino 
Walk Day Activities Begin: 9:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 10:00 am
Event Ends: 12:00 pm
Walk Chair: Cheneen Austin and Justin Laba

***Event Day Details are subject to change as we get closer to Walk Day. Please make sure you're registered so we can keep you informed on any changes that may be made. 

For more information, please contact:

Contact Name: Cheneen Austin and Justin Laba 
Contact Phone: 609-501-6524 
Contact Email:

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

We know times are tough and it has been a long road since 2020 but we hope you will make a commitment to support suicide prevention. You don't need to decide today if you will walk or join virtually, but we do ask that you commit to standing with AFSP to raise awareness and fight this leading cause of death. Register today or donate to help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

The Atlantic-Cape Walk, is about community, connection, and hope. However you participate - a walker, virtual participant, donor, or sponsor - you are part of an important movement to create awareness about suicide prevention.


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.

Important Walk Day Information:

Those who have pre-registered, DO NOT have to check-in on the day of the walk. If anyone is coming with you to the walk, please have them register ahead of time, or you may register them yourself. For those who do not-preregister, QR codes to register and donate will be at the Walk, but pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged.

We strongly encourage everyone to ask your supporters to donate online whenever possible. We kindly ask you to mail checks in ahead of time (or by December 31 at the latest) to AFSP New Jersey, P.O. Box 3068, Hoboken, NJ 07030 and include and Offline Donation Form.

Walkers will have the opportunity to pick up their t-shirt and honor beads, enjoy music, take a team photo, visit vendors, AFSP resource table and more! 

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A brief opening walk ceremony is scheduled to start at 10 AM. Then walkers will walk 2 miles from Hard Rock Hotel and Casino to Boardwalk Hall and back. 

PARKING: For complimentary parking, walkers may park at Hard Rock Atlantic City’s self-park garage located on Virginia Avenue.  Please click here to view and print the parking coupon to give  the parking attendant upon arrival.

EVENT MAP: Click here and see below to view a map of Hard Rock Casino & Hotel, parking, and our event space. 

Walking Directions from Virginia Ave. Parking Garage to the event space (boardwalk):  Exit the parking garage onto the Casino second floor meeting level.  Take the escalator (with the guitar above) down to the first floor (casino level).  When you get to the first floor stay to your right and then go straight passed the rest and out the doors to the board walk.  The main event is right outside the doors on the boardwalk.  


  1. We are requesting participants to stay home if they have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or if they have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19

  2. Please bring and use mask(s) at the event

  3. We will have masks on-hand to provide to participants who would like one

  4. We will be creating extra space between tables to encourage physical distancing

  5. We will have hand sanitizer available throughout event area

Atlantic-Cape Walk FAQs

When and where is the event taking place?
The walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 18th at the Atlantic City Boardwalk and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 guidelines and communicate updates, as necessary.


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 $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 Can You Help?

Become a Sponsor!

Download the Atlantic-Cape Walk Sponsorship Packet.  With opportunities for sponsorship starting at only $250, this is the perfect chance for both large and small businesses to help play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community.  All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits.

Promote the Walk in Your Community!

Download the Atlantic-Cape Walk Event Flyer to share 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!

Please be sure to use the following: @afspnewjersey

Fundraise Online
Fundraise $150 by 09/18/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!


Personalize Your Walker Page

Telling your story will make those who see your page feel more emotionally connected to you and the cause. If you’re a team captain, be sure to personalize your page!

Day of Experience: Resources and Activities

On Site Activities

More details coming soon!

Honor Beads

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 the above. Learn more by watching our honor bead video.

Honor beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.

Virtual Hope Wall

As a chapter, we have created a virtual HOPE wall where you may post messages of HOPE and LOVE to inspire those who have been affected by suicide. We want to create a virtual space to share messages of hope and encouragement and have another opportunity to come together as a community in support of one another. We encourage you to leave a note, share a story, post a picture and check out the others inspiring messages.

We will have to approve each post to make sure all images and texts are safe, therefore it might take a few hours to show on the wall. Thank you for understanding!

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Thank you for your support!