Mohawk Valley Walk

Join us on October 3, 2021

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Mohawk Valley Walk

Event Details

Date: 10/03/2021
Location: MVCC Utica Campus 
Registration: 9:30 am
Event Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Francesca Esposito 
Contact Phone: 315-520-0417 
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.

Save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

The Out of the Darkness Mohawk Valley 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. 


Registration & Walk FAQs

Many of the answers to your questions can be found by clicking the Participant Hub link. We've included a few here!

Where is the event taking place?
The event is taking place on Sunday, October 3 at MVCC, Utica Campus. We'll be adding a walk route map soon!


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

Upcoming Event Fundraisers

Click on event to view or download flyer!

Popcornopolis Fundraiser! Hosted by Team Anthony, 50% of every purchase benefits the Mohawk Valley Walk! Ordering ends on September 21!

Vinny's Pizzeria in Herkimer will donate 10% of proceeds between 11:00 am and 8:00 pm on Tuesday, 9/21. Please check back for flyer to show at point of purchase!

Raffle tickets are available for this custom made Cornhole Set by Ballistic Designs! Drawing will take place September 26th. Please contact Amy Fahey at to purchase tickets.

Do you have an idea for a FUNdraiser that you'd like to host in support of the Mohawk Valley Out of the Darkness Walk or your Team? Send an email to Fran at so we can help with plans and event support!

How YOU Can Help

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


Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Download and Share the Walk Flyer




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.


Event Day Resources & Activities

On-Site Activities

AFSP merchandise, basket raffle, and more! Details coming soon!


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

Who do you walk for? 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. Signs (18x24) are yours to keep after the event.

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


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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!