Augusta Virtual Walk

Join us on November 13, 2021


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Augusta Virtual Walk

Event Details

Date: 11/13/2021
Location: Virtual, Augusta, GA 
Event Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Catrina Watts 
Contact Phone: 706-699-5098 
Contact Email:

Join Us Today

What To Expect on Walk Day:

Grab your coffee and join us at 9:00am via Zoom for a special opening ceremony presentation. Please join our presentation here We will feature messages from AFSP National, event stats, a moment of hope and healing plus more! After the opening ceremony event, we will invite you to walk in a location of your choice with your team, friends or family. We ask that you walk at least 1,585 steps in memory of those who died by suicide in Georgia in 2020. 

We also invite you to share photos during your walk and tag AFSP Georgia on Facebook! We look forward to seeing you virtually on Saturday, 11/13!

*UPDATE 9/14/2021 – In response to the concerns regarding the growing number of COVID cases and hospitalizations in Georgia, the Georgia Chapter has made the decision to host the Augusta Out of the Darkness Community Walk virtually this year! We are hosting the event on a new date and time.

Please join us on Saturday, November 13th, 2021, at 9:00am. Even though the walk may look different this year, our mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide remains the same. We look forward to hosting an impactful event and hope you’ll join us! Please stay tuned for more event updates to come!


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

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

Interested in learning more about sponsoring the Augusta Virtual Walk? Click here to learn more about sponsorship and contact Kristen Petillo ( and Chelsea Piatt ( for more information.

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.


Raise $150 by 11/13/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!

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.

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Thank you for your support!