Greater Los Angeles Santa Monica Walk

Join us on October 23, 2021

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Greater Los Angeles Santa Monica Walk

 

Watch our virtual opening ceremony below! 

Event Details

Date: 10/23/2021
Location: Third Street Promenade (1200 Block- Between Wilshire and Arizona, next to Cabo Cantina)
Registration: 9:00 am
Event Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Check-in for the in-person component will be at 9am, and we will start at 10am. We look forward to seeing you this year- both virtually, and in-person! 

Check out our PARTICIPANT GUIDE here for all of the information you need for the event day, including parking, walk route, etc. 

Registration will be ONLINE ONLY this year. Please spread the word and encourage your team members to register. Day of we will have QR Codes around the venue should we have folks who "walk up". We are encouraging you to donate online as well or mail in your donations using the offline donation forms. However, you may still turn in donations at registration. 

COVID-19 INFO: The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers are our top priorities. We have been working with local authorities to make decisions about event details. Masks will be encouraged throughout the venue, but not required. We will also have hand sanitizer and extra masks available to those that would like them. Many of our chosen activities this year will revolve around as little contact as possible. Thank you for your understanding! Keep checking this page for more announcements and up to date information. 

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Juliette Bai & Jonathan Wheat (213-359-9311, jonathan.wheat1@gmail.com) 
Contact Phone: 425-614-5598 
Contact Email: jbai.afsp@gmail.com

Join Us Today

Now, more than ever, it’s important to be there for one another and take steps to safeguard our mental health and prevent suicide.

Register today, for free, to stay up to date on the latest news and announcements for the Greater Los Angeles Santa Monica Walk.

#TogetherToFightSuicide

Register Now

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. The global pandemic has impacted the emotional and economic well-being of many individuals and families, and left many of us to manage a variety of emotions, including feelings of uncertainty. We also know increases in suicide are not a foregone conclusion if we act now to mitigate risk and support the mental health of our friends, families, and neighbors. But we need your help. Every dollar you raise through the Out of the Darkness Walks allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide. 

It’s more important than ever for us to stay connected. 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.

Register Today and help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

Resource Fair

The resource fair is now LIVE! Click here, so see the resource fair, which stay active until 12/31/21.

Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help with the event.  We have monthly meetings leading up to the event day. Take a moment and complete our Volunteer Form so our walk chairs may connect with you!

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. You can also download and share our event flyer

T-Shirts

Raise $150 by 10/23/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!

Click on the flyer for details and to see what else you could earn!

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.

 

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.

FAQs

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

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

Can I fundraise after the walk?
Yes! Donations are excepted until December 31, 2021. 

How do I set up my personal fundraising page?
If you need help logging into or setting up your fundraising page, click here.

 

Thank you for your support!