Chattanooga Walk

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Chattanooga Walk Out of the Darkness


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

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

By registering for the walk on October 9, 2022, 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 Chattanooga Walk allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide.

Walk Date: 10/09/2022
Walk Location: TN Riverpark Shelter 1 - Chattanooga, TN
Event Begins: 12:00 pm


For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Holly Sanders 
Contact Phone: 423-653-1739
Contact Email:

Chattanooga Walk FAQs

When and where is the walk?
The walk is taking place on October 9th at the Tennessee River Park Shelter One. Registration and pre-walk activities begin at 12pm and the Opening Ceremony will begin at 1pm.


Where should I park?
There are two primary parking lots available on either side of Shelter 1. If these lots are full, overflow parking has been made available at Chattanooga State. 


Are dogs allowed at the walk?
Yes! We allow leashed dogs to participate in the walk. 

Is there a registration fee or fundraising minimum?
No, there is no registration fee to participate. AFSP does not have a fundraising minimum,  but we strongly encourage each participant to set a $150 fundraising goal to help support our work to stop suicide and receive the official walk t-shirt!


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. Donations will be accepted through 12/31/22.


I have another question.
For additional questions, please email Tennessee Area Director Meghan Gwaltney at


How You Can Help

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Chattanooga Walk shows the community and your employees that your business cares about mental health and suicide prevention. Become a sponsor and help stop this leading cause of death.


Volunteer at the Walk

Volunteer with us! Volunteers are needed for set-up, registration, parking, wayfinding, and more! Contact Chattanooga Walk Chair Holly Sanders to get involved today:

Create a Team

It's more fun to walk together! Gather friends, family, co-workers, classmates, and neighbors to walk with you on 10/09/2022.

Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Download the walk flyer here to share with businesses, apartment buildings, places of worship, etc. in your community.

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!

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @afsptn, and don't forget to use #afsptennessee

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

When you raise $150 by 10/09/2022* you'll receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!


*In addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations on-site.


Day of Experience: Activities & Resources

AFSP Store
Stop by the AFSP Store to purchase hats, stickers, t-shirts, and more! Wear your AFSP swag and show the world you support suicide prevention.

Honor Beads
We all wear honor beads - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify other who understand our experience. 

Why I Walk

Show Chattanooga why you walk by bringing a photo of a loved one to share on our Memory Table.



Thank you to all participants, volunteers, donors, and sponsors for your support! Together, we can fight suicide.