Ventura County Walk

Join us on September 17, 2022

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/17/2022
Walk Location: Promenade Park (located next to the Ventura Pier), Ventura, CA 
Walk Start Time: 10:00am (Check-in and walk-up registration opens at 9:00am)

The walk route is approximately 2 miles. To see a map of the route, please click here, or look in our FAQ section below! 

NEW! Check out the Participant Resource Guide for information to help you prepare for the walk! 

View the Southern California Online Resource Fair at https://viewer.mapme.com/afsp2022

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Jeanette Zollinger (She/Her) 
Contact Phone: 562-547-1877 
Contact Email: jzollinger.afsp@gmail.com

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Ventura County Walk  

09/17/2022

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! Sign up here!

 

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Ventura County Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Download the sponsorship package here to find out more information. You can submit your sponsorship here, or reach out to Louisa Rocque (lrocque@afsp.org). 

Are you a nonprofit looking to table at our event? Sign up today to be included in our resource fair. For just $75, you will be included in our virtual resource fair platform, called MapMe (distributed to all CA participants) and will be provided with a table, 2 chairs and a table cloth for the day of the event. 

 

 
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING GIFTS: Raise $150 by 09/17/2022 and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt! Click on the image below to see what else you could earn!   Donations can be made to a team as a whole,  but the T-shirt and other incentives are based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising. 

 

TEAM FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES: Collectively, as a team, the funds that you raise, can earn you these items below! 

Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Follow us on social! @OOTDWalks

Greater Los Angeles & Central Coast Instagram: @afsp_lacentralcoast and Facebook: @afspLACentralCoast

Help us spread the word! Download and share the flyer here! Post it at your work, send it friends and family, post on social media! 

Post on your social accounts and share why you walk with your community! You can also submit your story here!

 
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) 

 
Alumni Walkers

If you have participated in an Out of the Darkness Walk before, welcome back! We have a gift for you! Claim your Alumni badge at the event and wear it proudly as you walk. 

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.

How long is the walk? The walk route is approximately 2 miles and is a family friendly/pet friendly route. All dogs must be on a leash. To see a copy of the route, please click here

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

For additional questions, please email jzollinger.afsp@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

We will have a chalk wall where you can share messages of hope, area where you can decorate a heart to honor a loved one, and more.

Check back as we get closer to the event as we update you with some exciting and special activities! 


 

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