Mineral Area Walk

Join us on October 8, 2022

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Event Details

Walk Date: 10/08/2022
Walk Location: Engler Park
Registration Start Time: 9:30 am
Walk Start Time: 10:00 am
Walk End Time: 1:00 pm 

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Whitney Shumway and Megan Harter (573-315-9208) 
Contact Phone: 573-330-0906 
Contact Email: whitney.shumway.afsp@gmail.com

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Mineral Area Walk  


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.

Virtual Events During the Week

October 5, 2022 - Why We Walk Wednesday - Post photos of who you are walking in Memory or Support of to the Mineral Area Suicide Prevention Efforts "6th Annual Out of the Darkness Walk".

October 6, 2022 - Talk Saves Lives Thursday virtual presentation. All registered walkers will receive the Zoom link via e-mail.

October 7, 2022 - Paws for Prevention Friday - Post photos of you and your pet in AFSP gear or with suicide prevention signs to your social media accounts using #OOTD22

What's Happening at the Walk!

Jeep Show and Shine!!!

Bring your Jeep, decorate it using the theme HOPE and register your Jeep for $10.
Walk Participants will vote for their favorite Best in Show for $1/per vote. Winner will receive a trophy and prize.
Register your Jeep by emailing whitney.shumway.afsp@gmail.com

Kid's Corner Returns!!

Arts, crafts, playground and

  Gizmo's Pawesome Guide to Mental Health Read-A Long at 11:30 AM.

Memory Wall

Bring your favorite photo of your loved one and hang it on our Memory Wall. You will be able to take your photo home with you after the walk. All photo's left behind will be taken care of with love.

AFSP Merchandise for sale, 50/50 Raffle

VIP Tent and breakfast for the 1st Place team as of 9:00 PM on October 7, 2022.

Makes Cents Jewlery was born on suicide prevention, using a penny to communicate one's value no matter how small or insignificant they may feel. The penny, a metaphor for everything in life, has quite literally saved lives since 2012. It tells the story of one's importance using a different language that resonates deeper than common phrases like, "you matter." The penny perfectly illustrates the chaotic ripple effect associated with its absence. They Jewelry is inspired and created by a unique story then painstakingly designed to bring hope and encouragement to those affected by mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, self-harm, addiction, and suicide. 50% of all proceeds will be donated to the walk!


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!


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 whitney.shumway.afsp@gmail.com to sign-up today! Thank you!


Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Mineral Area 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.

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 10/08/2022 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! @OOTDWalks 

Post on your social accounts and share why you walk with 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) 


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 whitney.shumway.afsp@gmail.com


Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities

On-Site Activities

Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise, 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.


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