Knoxville Walk

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Knoxville Out of the Darkness Walk


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

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

By registering for the walk on October 1, 2022, 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 Knoxville Walk allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide.

Walk Date: 10/01/2022
Walk Location: The Cove at Concord Park - Knoxville, TN
Event Begins: 10:00 am


For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: PJ Alexander 
Contact Phone: 865-640-2459
Contact Email:

Knoxville Walk FAQs

When and where is the walk?
The walk is taking place on October 1st at the The Cove at Concord Park. Registration and pre-walk activities begin at 9am and the Opening Ceremony will begin at 10am.


Where should I park?
There is ample free parking available at the park.


Are dogs allowed at the walk?
Yes! We allow leashed dogs to participate in the walk. 

Is there a registration fee or fundraising minimum?
No, there is no registration fee to participate. AFSP does not have a fundraising minimum,  but we strongly encourage each participant to set a $150 fundraising goal to help support our work to stop suicide and receive the official walk t-shirt!


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. Donations will be accepted through 12/31/22.


I have another question.
For additional questions, please email Tennessee Area Director Meghan Gwaltney at


How You Can Help

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Knoxville Walk shows the community and your employees that your business cares about mental health and suicide prevention. Become a sponsor and help stop this leading cause of death.


Volunteer at the Walk

Volunteer with us! Volunteers are needed for set-up, registration, parking, wayfinding, and more! Contact Knoxville Walk Chair PJ Alexander to get involved today:

Create a Team

It's more fun to walk together! Gather friends, family, co-workers, classmates, and neighbors to walk with you on 10/01/2022.

Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Download the walk flyer here to share with businesses, apartment buildings, places of worship, etc. in your community.

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 Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @afsptn, and don't forget to use #afsptennessee

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

When you raise $150 by 10/01/2022* you'll receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!


*In addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations on-site.


Day of Experience: Activities & Resources

AFSP Store
Stop by the AFSP Store to purchase hats, stickers, t-shirts, and more! Wear your AFSP swag and show the world you support suicide prevention.

Honor Beads
We all wear honor beads - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify other who understand our experience. 

Why I Walk

Show Knoxville why you walk by bringing a photo of a loved one to share on our Memory Quilt.


Petal Release
Join fellow Walkers in our annual petal release. After the walk, we gather at the water's edge and release fresh flower petals, sending love and encouragement across the Cove. Read more about the beautiful moment on AFSP's blog.

Community Resource Fair
Be sure to stop by our community resource fair to learn more about Knoxville area non-profits and the work they do in your community.


Thank you to all participants, volunteers, donors, and sponsors for your support! Together, we can fight suicide.