Sonoma County Walk

Join us on September 24, 2022

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/24/2022
Walk Location: Sonoma State University
Walk Start Time: 10:00 am

Registration/Check-In begins at 9:00 AM

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Sara Mitchell / Tina Janulaw 
Contact Phone: 707-480-8272 
Contact Email: sonomacountyoutofthedarkness@gmail.com

*Bring a photo of your loved one to share in the Honor & Remembrance Area*

**See below for event map and driving/parking instructions**

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Sonoma County Walk  

09/24/2022

The Out of the Darkness Community 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 health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.

If you're looking for support and/or resources, please visit www.afsp.org/get-help and www.afsp.org/resources.

Register!

Returning participant? Thank you for being a Walk Alumni! When you click the register button be sure to click the blue Login link under "Been Here Before?"

Having trouble registering?  Click here to view a step-by-step guide. See FAQs below if you have any questions.

If you’ve already registered and would like to either create a new team or join an existing one, log into your 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). View this video tutorial for more help.

There's now an app to make it even easier to raise funds and receive updates!

Click below to get started!

     

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


 

More Event Details:

Our 2022 walk route around the Sonoma State University Campus is 1.8 miles long. See map above. 

Short-term parking permits are required and are $5 per day. Permits can be purchased on the day of the event at permit machines located in the parking lots (exact cash or credit card accepted), or online at  https://pmb.csustan.edu/dailypermits/#!/permits. Parking Lots G and H, located to the east of the Lakes, and Lot L (by the Green Music Center), have the best access to the event. You can click here for driving directions or click here for public transit directions to the event (uses Google Maps, just enter your address for personalized directions).

Entering from Rohnert Park Expressway will bring you to Lot L first. If you park here you will take the path across the creek and the event will be to your right, just past the large lake. If you drive past The Green Music Center you will get to Lot G on your right and Lot H on your left. You will walk heading west from those lots to get to the event. If you enter from East Cotati Avenue, you will turn right at S. Redwood Drive and follow the curve around to Lot H on your right or Lot G on your left.

 

Ways You Can Help

Volunteer at the Event

Event Committee and Day-of Walk volunteers are always needed and we cannot be successful without them! 

Send an email to sonoma.county.afsp.volunteers@gmail.com to sign-up today! You can also click here to fill out our volunteer application. Thank you!

 

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Sonoma County Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Become a partner to help stop this leading cause of death. Download the Sponsorship Packet to get started.

 
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 09/24/2022 and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!   Donations can be made to a team as a whole,  but the T-shirt and other incentives are based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising.  

Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Follow us on social! @AFSPSanFrancisco Santa Rosa Walk Facebook Page

Post on your social accounts and share why you walk with your community!

Download the FLYER in English and in Spanish and help us spread the word in your community!

 
Team Corner

Become a Team Captain

Team Central

 

Be sure to follow all of the steps after registering to get that fundraising going! *Update your page and pic * Make a self-donation* Utilize Participant Hub *

Create a FB Fundraiser through your account or it will not connect to your page! This is super easy in the app btw (wink wink) 

FAQs

Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee to participate.

 

If I raise enough money, will my whole team get a shirt?
No. The event shirts are only given to individuals who raise $150. If your whole team wants a shirt, each member must raise $150

 

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 $150 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official walk t-shirt!

 

Can I register at the Walk? Yes!  You can register in-person at the Walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Can I bring my dog? Yes!  Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the Walk.

 

Parking, route, and other info will be updated as we get closer to Walk Day.

For additional questions, please email sonomacountyoutofthedarkness@gmail.com

 

Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities

On-Site Activities

Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise, purchase raffle tickets, pick-up beads at the Honor Bead tent, and more!

 
Honor Beads

Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.

 
Hope & Healing

Share messages of hope and remembrance.


 

Don't Forget About Our 2022 Raffle!

We want to thank the local businesses shared below that have donated to this year's Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide Raffle. The funds raised will help the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention continue to lead the fight to prevent suicide and support survivors of suicide loss in our community and nationwide. 

Airport Health Club

Petaluma Seed Bank

Bodega Bay Veterinary Hospital

Preferred Sonoma Caterers

Cal Skate

Revive Kombucha

Charles M Schulz Museum 

Rialto Cinemas

Children's Museum of Sonoma County

Safeway - Marlow Road

Costeaux French Bakery

Scandia

Devil Mountain Nursery

School of Rock Santa Rosa

Epicenter

Shelton's Natural Food Market

Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products

Snoopy's Home Ice

Heal with Dawn Tebbe

Sonoma County Parks Department

Hogan Land Services

Target - Coddingtown

Hollingsworth Jewelers Gallery

The Movement Lab

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Vertex Climbing Center

Petaluma Coffee & Tea

 

Thank you to our food donors! 

Raley’s Rohnert park

Starbucks Rohnert park 

Mage & Maven

Safeway Rohnert Park 

Tammie Wilson 

Food Maxx 

 

Register by clicking the button at the top of the page

 

Thank you participants, volunteers, donors, and sponsors for your support! Together, we can save lives and bring hope.


If you or someone you know is in a crisis, please call 1-800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741-741