Jersey Shore Walk

Join us on September 24, 2022


Event Details

Walk Date: 09/24/2022
Walk Location: Bar Anticipation - Lake Como, NJ
Check-In/Registration Time: 8:00am
Walk Ceremony Begins: 8:45am
Walk Start Time: 9:00 am
Additional Walk Day Activities will take place at Bar A after walk
Walk Chair: Beth Fitch 

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Elizabeth Clemens 
Contact Phone: 908-514-6028 
Contact Email:


Friday Night Pre-Walk Event

Join us THIS FRIDAY NIGHT at Bar Anticipation from 5pm-7pm!! 

We are encouraging walkers to come join us to grab your official Out of the Darkness Walk shirt (if you raised $150 or more), pick up your Honor Beads, and turn in any additional funds. This will allow you to show up on walk day and skip all the lines! 

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Jersey Shore 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 and


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!


Important Day Of Walk Details

Date:  Saturday, September 24th
Location: Bar Anticipation, 703 16th Avenue, Lake Como
Walker Arrival Time: 8:00 am 
Opening Ceremony: 8:45 am
Walk Starts: 9:00am
Parking: We encourage walkers to carpool as parking is extremely limited. (Participants may be able to find free or metered parking on the street).
When you arrive: There is no need to "check-in" anymore. If you need to register, turn in additional donations, or pick up your OOTD Walk T-shirt (for those who raised $150 or more, please stop by the Day Of Registration Tent. If not, then please begin to enjoy the numerous event day activities that we will have going on. 
Walk Route: We will depart Bar A and head up 16 th Ave to the boardwalk. Once we reach the boardwalk, we will TURN LEFT and go north to 5th Ave. Once you reach 5th Ave, we will turn around on the boardwalk and head south back to 16th Ave to return to Bar A. Length of route is about 3 miles.
Honor Beads: Honor Beads will be available to show your connection(s) to the cause.
Merchandise: AFSP shirts, hats and water bottles will be available for purchase! Cash or credit accepted.
Bathrooms: The restrooms at Bar Anticipation will be open 
Raffle: we will be selling raffle tickets for both our silent auction and 50/50! 
After Walk Lunch: We will again be providing lunch, free for our walkers, after you return from the walk. Please stay and join us in the outside back area of Bar Anticipation. 
Loss and Healing: We will have a Loss & Healing area for anyone who may need support on walk day. This tent will be located by where the detached garage is in the parking lot of our set-up. 
Walk T-shirts: for everyone who raised $150 or more (individual fundraising, not team fundraising) - must be picked up on the day of the walk.

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

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

By registering for the walk, 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 Jersey Shore Walk allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide.


Fundraising Incentives

Team Fundraising Challenges

1. The Top 6 Teams as of walk day will receive their own private cabana once you return from the walk. 

2. Walk teams that raise $2,500 or more online by Thursday, September 15 at 12PM will have a TEAM YARD SIGN on walk day!

3. Walk teams that raise $1,000 or more online by Friday, August 26th at 12PM will have their team name printed on the back of the 2022 Jersey Shore Out of the Darkness Walk shirt. 

Individual Fundraising Challenges

Raise $150 by Walk day and receive an Out of the Darkness t-shirt!

Raise $1000 by Walk day and receive an exclusive LIFESAVER CLUB tumbler!

Click here to see more AFSP swag you can earn!




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 to sign-up today! Thank you!


Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Jersey Shore 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 our 2022 Sponsorship Packet today!


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.  

The Top 6 teams as of walk day will receive a private cabana for their team after returning from the walk! 

Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Download the walk flyer here to share

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 social! @OOTDWalks and be sure to use @afspnewjersey on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Join us for a pre-walk celebration!

We will be hosting a pre-walk celebration event on Friday, 9/23 from 5p-7p at Bar Anticipation. Feel free to join us to pick up your honor beads and walk t-shirt (for those who raised $150 or more) so you can skip those lines the morning of the walk.

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) 



When and where is the event taking place? The Walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 24th at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como, NJ.

Is there Parking at the Walk? Parking will be extremely limited, so we recommend car pooling or taking an Uber. Please be sure to allow extra time for this. 

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

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!



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.

How do I set up my personal fundraising page? If you need help logging into or setting up your fundraising page, click here for a step-by-step guide.

What is the Walk route?  Download the map here!


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.


Other info will be updated as we get closer to Walk Day.

For additional questions, please email


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