Bergen County Walk
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness
Bergen County 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.
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!
Will you help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide?
The Out of the Darkness Bergen County 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 Bergen County Walk allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide.
Day of Details
Parking will be extremely limited in the lot directly connected to Otto C Pehle. Here is a map, which shows additional parking lots. Please be sure to allow extra time for this.
There are 2 walking route options for the Bergen County Walk. There is a one mile loop around the pond OR a full 3 mile walk through the park. You can see both options highlighted here:
Team Fundraising Challenges
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
Become a Sponsor
Sponsoring the Bergen 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 our 2022 Sponsorship Packet today!
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide
Promote the Walk in Your Community!
Download the Walk flyer here to share in your community!
Follow us on social! @OOTDWalks
Share your story, post photos, invite others to join you or donate to your fundraising efforts. Social media is a powerful tool!
Please be sure to use the following: @afspnewjersey
Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities
Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise, pick-up beads at the Honor Bead tent, and more!
Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.
Hope & Healing
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