Sacramento State Campus Walk

Join us on April 14, 2022


Event Details

Walk Date: 04/14/2022
Walk Location: The Well at Sacramento State, Sacramento, CA
Resource Fair & Registration* Begins: 4:00 pm
Opening Ceremony: 5:30 pm
Walk Start Time: 6:10 pm

*Only need to check-in at Registration if you have cash/check donations, and/or are picking up a Campus Walk t-shirt.

**This event is happening rain or shine! Continue to check your email and this page for updates.

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Lara Falkenstein 
Contact Phone: 916-278-6026 
Contact Email:

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Sacramento State Campus Walk  


Information about the Walk:

Join Sacramento State’s Active Minds Chapter, Student Health and Counseling Services, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Greater Sacramento Chapter for the 11th Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk for Suicide Prevention on April 14, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. the WELL at Sacramento State. This event is happening rain or shine!

The event will host a Mental Health Resource Fair at 4 p.m. and the Opening Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. The walk will take place through the campus shortly after the opening ceremony and end around 7 p.m. Parking is included for the event starting at 3 p.m. at Parking Structure III (top floor only).

The event theme for this year is Hornets Rise Together. With the recent global events, it is important now more than ever to bring light to the conversations of suicide prevention and mental health support. By registering, you are showing support for survivors, students, staff, and faculty at risk, and those who have been affected by suicide. Mental health is an extremely important factor in the success of our students, faculty, and staff and we hope you will continue to support the cause through this event.

This is a call for all students, organizations, departments, faculty, staff, and community members to come together and not only remember and honor those whose lives have been lost to suicide but to take action to help raise awareness surrounding the topic of mental health and suicide, so no one ever feels alone or afraid to seek support or services. Together, we can bring this topic out of the darkness and into the light to support our Hornet Family.

For up-to-date event details, follow along on Instagram @outofthedarknesscsus @afspsacramento.

For more information or any questions, please email Lara Falkenstein at


Having trouble registering?  Click here to view a step-by-step guide.  Be sure to also check out the Frequently Asked Questions on the guide.

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).

There's now an app to make it even easier to raise funds and receive updates! Click one of the links below to get started!

Download the DonorDrive Charity Fundraising AppDownload the DonorDrive Charity Fundraising App

And don't forget about all the ways you can FUNdraise!

Become a Sponsor!

Download the Sacramento State Sponsorship Packet. With Sponsorship levels starting at $500, 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. 


Help Spread the Word!

Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives!

Please help promote the event through your social media accounts! Use #HopeWalksHere and #OutoftheDarkness

Follow the Sacramento State Campus Walk event on Facebook! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page. Stay up to date with information about the Greater Sacramento Chapter on our Facebook Page.

Follow AFSP National on Twitter! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness to your tweets!

Follow AFSP National and the Greater Sacramento Chapter on Instagram! Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! 

Walk Route Details

The Walk will begin in front of The Well and go through campus towards the campus dorms before turning around and heading back to The Well.

Free Tee!!

Raise $100 by 04/14/2022 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Campus Walk  T-shirt!

Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations at the registration table the day of the Walk (if happening in person).

 — Donations can be made to a team,  the T-shirt and other incentives are based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising.  

So please fundraise as an individual by sending friends and family to your personal page, and ask for a team "sponsorship" from local businesses, clubs, etc. and use it as a way to ask for donations during a team fundraising event!

Activities of Hope & Healing


Honor Beads

Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental health condition can sometimes feel as if no one understands what you are going through. Wearing honor beads the day of the walk is a way to show each other that we are all connected to the cause, and that no one is alone.

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.

The Out of the Darkness Campus Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, support, and a walk that unites a campus and community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. 

Online registration is available up until around 6 p.m. on April 14. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts via QR code flyers. Walk donations are accepted until June 30th.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

As the leader in the fight against suicide, and thanks to walkers like you from cities across the country, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Click the Register Now button at the top of the page to get started right away.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place regardless of precautions that may be taken. Attendees, and/or on behalf of any accompanying party, agrees to (1) assume all risks associated with potential exposure to COVID-19; and (2) comply with current health and safety policies of the California State University, Sacramento.