Cattaraugus County Walk

Join us on October 1, 2021


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Cattaraugus County Walk

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

The Out of the Darkness Cattaraugus County Walk is a special event that provides community, connection, healing, and hope for survivors of suicide loss and those with lived experience.

We are moving forward with plans to host the walk in-person on Friday, October 1st, 2021. 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 through the Catt County Walk allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide.

Event Details                                                                                                          

Date: 10/01/2021
Location: Union Street 
Registration: 5:00 pm
Event Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Amy Mann 
Contact Phone: 716-701-3323 
Contact Email:


Registration & Walk FAQs

When and where is the event taking place?
The event is taking place on Friday, October 1st on Union St in Olean. A virtual option will also be explored for those not ready to be in-person. Stay tuned!


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


How You Can Help

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Cattaraugus County Walk shows the community that your business cares about mental health and suicide prevention. Become a partner to help stop this leading cause of death.

Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Download and Share the Walk Flyer - coming soon!

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_westernny, #TogetherToFightSuicide

Follow the Facebook Event Page for updates - coming soon!

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Walk t-shirt. Raise $150 by October 1st and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!

These easy action steps will get you started! 

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
   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 Slideshow

Email your photo to Missy at to be included in our video slideshow, remembering those we have lost to suicide, who give us our reason to walk Out of the Darkness.

Photos due by Sept 27th to guarantee inclusion in the final program. May be edited for content.



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


Thank you for your support! We are #TogetherToFightSuicide!