St. Louis Walk

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/25/2022
Walk Location: Creve Coeur Lake Park -Tremayne Pavilion
Registration Start Time: 9:00am
Walk Start Time: Walk at your leisure (must start by 2:00pm to complete on time)
Walk Ends: 3:00pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Phyllis Blackwelder & Jeanni Schmidt (314) 392-7136 
Contact Phone: 314-703-1600 
Contact Email: afspstlouiswalk@gmail.com

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness 

15th Annual St. Louis Walk  

09/25/2022

     

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!


 

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 afspstlouiswalk@gmail.com to sign-up today! Thank you!

 

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the St. Louis 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 Sponsor Packet to see the different levels. 

 
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 09/25/2022 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) 

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.

Site Map: 

For additional questions, please email afspstlouiswalk@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. See below for more details.

 

Save a Penny Save a Life

Kids are the future, so let's get them involved! 

All kids (age 11 and younger) can raise funds for the St. Louis Out of the Darkness Walk! 

Click on the picture below to print out a larger version and attach it to a change container. Each child can bring their change to the walk and have it counted! The most raised will get a prize at the walk and all kids will be recognized for their fundraising efforts!

"Why We Walk" Photo Board

Send your loved one's photo for our "Why We Walk" Photo Board.

Every year, at our AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk, we have photographs of our loved ones on display. Because our walk attendance has grown (and keeps growing each year), if I have created a poster for your loved one for a previous walk, please let me know that you would like it used again. I will not be redesigning past posters/collages. If you are new to the walk and would like to have a photograph of your loved one at this year’s walk, please email a photo and put "Walk Photo" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the person's name, and any brief message you'd like displayed with the photo to:  afspwalkpics@gmail.com

Photo file type should be jpeg and a high enough resolution that it can be enlarged to 8x10 without getting grainy. If you would like, you can send more than one photo, and I will design a collage. Because of space limitations, each loved one will have only one poster/collage. 

When you send your photo, you will receive a reply from me stating that I received it. If you don't receive a reply within 3 days, please resend. Deadline to submit photo(s) is Sept. 18, 2022, but earlier is always appreciated!

You are always welcome to bring your own photo, but please limit it to one, and no larger than 8.5x11.

Lifekeepers Memory Quilts

You will have the opportunity at the walk to have your loved one’s photo/poster made into a permanent fabric square on our memory quilt. Just look for the display of our current Memory Quilts and we'll have a table nearby. For a $5.00 fee to offset the costs, you can reserve a spot on our next quilt for your loved one and all the work will be done for you. For more info on our quilt program, click here.


 

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