Greater Los Angeles Pasadena Walk

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Greater Los Angeles Pasadena Walk

Event Details

Date: 11/06/2021
Location: Central Park 
Check In: 9:00 am
Event Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Great news! We WILL be in-person this year! For those of you who are not comfortable with joining in-person, we will have a virtual opening ceremony at 8:00am on this page. 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! 

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: Kelly Manning & Donna Stokley ( 
Contact Phone: 626-808-5808 
Contact Email:

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 Pasadena Walk.


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.

Become a Sponsor

Download the Pasadena Sponsorship Packet. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250.00, this is a perfect opportunity for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits! 

Upload agreement and logo online

Resource Fair

This year, we will be hosting our resource fair virtually on a platform called MapMe. Resource partners will also be allowed send materials and/or giveaways in advance, to be given out and/or displayed at the in-person walk. Please note that all sponsors can sign up for free. Sponsors will be given a registration code. To register, please click here. Please register by 10/13/21. 


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 & Fundraising Recognition Gifts

Raise $150 by 11/06/2021 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.

We want you to feel represented in our community; your experience matters. We're asking you to please submit photos/short videos of you representing your Bead Color AND/OR photos of your loved ones lost. If you don't have beads, you can get creative and wear your color, make a sign, draw beads, etc. Use this form to submit your pictures and/or videos. All submissions must be received by 10/16/21.


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


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

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!