Yellowstone Valley Walk

Join us on September 18, 2022


Event Details

Walk Date: 09/18/2022
Walk Location: Will James Middle School
Walk Start Time: 2:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Erin Bratsky (She/Her) 
Contact Phone: 406-581-4188 
Contact Email:

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Yellowstone Valley 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!

Parking and Silent Auction:

Our Silent Auction and Raffle will take place in the Will James gymnasium on Sunday, 12:30 to 2:00 pm. We have many wonderful items, all proceeds go to the Walk. Arrive early and bid often so you have a chance to win what you want!  

  • A few of the Silent Auction Items are….

    • A Kevin Red Star Original Painting, 

    • Framed Canvas Photos from Billings Gazette & Rimrock Art and Frame: 

    • Ski Passes from Red Lodge Mountain & Ski Rentals from Ski Station; 

    • Alaska Seafood Guys Certificate; 

    • House Cleaning by Executive Cleaners; 

    • $500 Gift Certificate from Mattress King; 

    • Montana Adventures and Angling guided fishing tour on the Big Horn or Yellowstone River! 

    • Many Many more!  Please check it out and make your bids!


Pre-Walk Activities








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 Yellowstone Valley 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 09/18/2022 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! On Facebook (@OOTDWalks & @AFSPMontana), Instagram (@AFSPMontana), and Twitter (@AFSPMontana).

Check out the Yellowstone Valley Walk event on Facebook! 

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 Parking?


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.


Parking, route, and 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! We also have an extensive silent auction and raffle on the day of our event. Plan to arrive early so you have plenty of time to make your bids. 

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