Mineral Area Walk

Join us on October 9, 2021

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Mineral Area Walk


Event Details

Date: 10/09/2021
Location: Engler Park 
Registration: 9:30 am
Event Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

We want to thank you for registering for the 5th Annual Mineral Area Out of The Darkness Walk to be held in Farmington, MO. We also look forward to seeing everyone in person this year as we have greatly missed you all; as well as the love and strength experienced at the walk each year. Much like last year, we will be holding virtual activities the week leading up to the walk. Details for these activities will be announced as we get closer to walk day. Look for day of details below.

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Whitney Shumway & Megan Harter (573-315-9208, meganfrm1@gmail.com) 
Contact Phone: 573-330-0906 
Contact Email: whitney.shumway.afsp@gmail.com

Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.


Get Registered

Having trouble registering?  Click here to view a step-by-step guide.  Refer to page 1 if you’re registering yourself or page 5 if you’re registering someone else through your own account.  Be sure to also check out some of the Frequently Asked Questions on page 10.

If you’ve already registered and would like to either create a new team or join an existing one, log into your AFSP account and click on the “change team membership” option on the right hand side of your dashboard tab (on mobile you’ll need to click “dashboard” first).

Why Register?

Our community has always been the heart of the Out of the Darkness Walks. 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 and local guidelines and will continue to share updates in the coming weeks and months.

Though there are many unknowns, there are a few things we know for sure:

  1. You belong to 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.
  2. We remain dedicated to providing you with opportunities to connect, heal, share stories, create impact, and show you that you are not alone.
  3. Mental Health and suicide prevention are more important than ever, and we’re confident that with your help we can reach more people than ever before.

Food trucks will be available to purchase food and drinks. 
There will be yard games for adults/families and there is a play ground near the pavilion.
There will be opportunities to purchase official AFSP gear, raffle basket and 50/50 tickets.
There will be awards for the Top 3 Fundraising Teams and Individuals presented at the end of the event.

We look forward to seeing you soon. If you are interested in helping plan the event or volunteering the day of the walk, please contact one of the co-chairs listed above.

Help Spread the Word!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! Use the hashtags #OutoftheDarkness and #TogetherToFightSuicide

  Follow us on Facebook! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page. 

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

Follow us on Instagram! Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in the participant hub.

There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  One of the best ways to raise awareness and increase understanding is by sharing your story.


Raise $150 by 10/09/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!

Activities of Hope and Healing

Honor Beads

Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through. Unlike other illnesses, it is difficult to look at someone and know their connection. 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 of the above. Learn more by watching our honor bead video.

There will be an in person Honor Bead Ceremony along with a Memory Video playing throughout the day, Messages of Hope and an opportunity for individuals to share original songs and poems. During the closing ceremony you will be able to participate in Letter's to Loved Ones.


The Out of the Darkness Experience 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 www.afsp.org/resources. Local mental Health providers from our communities will be on site with resources. Those attending will have the chance talk to representatives and have your questions about their services answered.


Thank you for your support!