Paducah Walk

Join us on October 2, 2021

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Paducah Walk

Event Details

Date: 10/02/2021
Location: WKCTC Campus 
Registration: 9:00 am
Event Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:

Contact Name: Megan Cole 
Contact Phone: 502-648-9451 
Contact Email:

Important Update for Paducah Walk

Due to new safety regulations at WKCTC, we will be switching to staggered start times on walk day!
  • All registered walkers will receive an assigned start time between 10 AM and 12 PM for walk day
  • You will be able to enter the Haws Gym as soon as the previous walk wave leaves to check in and explore our silent auction and resources.
  • Volunteers in the parking lot will let you know when it's your walk wave's turn to enter!
  • Assigned times will be sent out on Tuesday, September 28th. Please email prior to then if you have a preferred time.
  • We urge everyone to pre-register to help with this process at
  • If you plan to register in person the day of the event, please let one of the volunteers in the parking lot know before entering the event.

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

Fundraising Incentives

Participant Passports!
  • All walkers have a chance to win prizes at their walk! Just print out the participant passport and fill it out as you participate in different activities throughout Kickoff Week! Download your Walker Passport Here!
  • Team Captains! You have a special passport with additional activities, opportunities, and prizes! Download your Team Captain Passport here!
  • Email a photo of your passport to with your prize selection by September 24th. Bring your passport to your walk to pick up your prizes!

Raise $150 by 10/02/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!

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.

Help Spread the Word!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! Use the hashtags #OutoftheDarkness and #TogetherToFightSuicide. Download and print the walk flyer to hang in your community!

  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.

Recruit Sponsors

Help us partner with more businesses and groups in the community! Download a sponsor packet to share with your employer or any businesses you may know. Sponsorships start as low as $250. You can also request a custom sponsor packet here.

Activities of Hope and Healing

Digital Memory Quilt

Made with Padlet

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


Thank you for your support!