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|In addition to the in-person walk, you can walk virtually. The health and safety of our participants, staff, and volunteers will be our top priorities as we work with local authorities to make decisions about event details.||
Walk Date: 10/29/2022
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness
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.
Thank you for being a Walk Alumni! When you click the register button be sure to click the blue link under "Been Here Before?"
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
Promote the Walk in Your Community!
Promotional resources and items are available for you to order to help raise awareness about the walk and suicide prevention. Order items such as yard signs, bookmarks, or flyers today! If you have a printer or somewhere to share a digital flyer, you can also download this flyer to share.
Share your story, post photos, invite others to join and donate towards your fundraising efforts. Social media is a powerful tool! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in the participant hub.
Post on your social accounts and share why you walk with your community! Be sure to use #afsptexas, #TexasTogether, and #TogetherToFightSuicide, and #HOPELivesinATX. Don't forget to follow us, too!
Participate in the Resource Fair
Each year at the Austin Walk we try to share local community resources with our attendees. Resources must fit within the AFSP Sponsors and Community Resource Terms and Conditions. If your organization fits within these terms and would like to participate, please complete our Resource Fair Application.
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide
Become a Sponsor
Sponsoring the Austin 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.
Team Captain Toolkit: Being on a team enhances the experience of each and every one of your team members, providing a built-in support system and a goal towards which you will all strive (and stride) together. A team captain's role is vital to the success of the Out of the Darkness Walks. Click here to access our Team Captain Toolkit and access some tips, tricks, and resources.
Austin Walk FAQs
Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities
Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise, learn about community resources, pick-up beads at the Honor Bead table, and more!
Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause. Learn more by watching our honor bead video.
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