San Diego Walk

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Event Details

Walk Date: 10/22/2022

Walk Location: NTC Park at Liberty Station

Registration and Resource Fair Start Time: 8:30 am

Ceremony Start Time: 9:30 am

Walk Start Time: 10:00 am

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Felicity Vera (She/Her/Hers) 
Contact Phone: 619-416-0083 
Contact Email: fvera@afsp.org

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

San Diego Walk  

10/22/2022

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.


New for 2022 - Double Your Impact!

San Diego Chapter announces a Registration Gift Incentive and Matching Gift Challenge

Registration Gift Incentive (Until September 7):

Register for the Walk today and receive a $50 donation to kickstart your fundraising efforts! $50 will be donated to the fundraising pages of the first 1,500 people who register for the San Diego Walk during the month of August and the first week of September in memory of Michael D. Brooks. Your gift will appear on your fundraising page in early September. Register here and don’t forget to invite your community to join your team and fundraise alongside you!

Matching Gift Challenge (September 4-October 22):

Double your donation! In memory of Michael D. Brooks, all donations will be matched, dollar-for-dollar* to the San Diego Walk between National Suicide Prevention Week through the Walk Date (September 4-October 22, 2022). Share your fundraising page with your network to double your fundraising impact and help us reach our campaign goal.

*Up to $250,000 total will be applied toward the Matching Gift Challenge and Registration Seeded Gift Incentive.


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 fvera@afsp.org to sign-up today! Thank you!

 

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the San Diego 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 10/22/2022 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 to their personal fundraising pages

 

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 bring my dog? Leashed, trained, socialized and friendly dogs are welcome, as long as the owners have the dog under their watch during the entire event. 

 

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.

 

Where do I park? Parking throughout Liberty Station is free.

 

How long is the walk route? Is it accessible to all? The route is approximately 3 miles long. The walk route is accessible to people with wheelchairs, strollers, and walkers.

 

Will there be water at the event? We will have large water pitchers for you to fill up. We will not be passing out plastic water bottles, to cut down on environmental impact - so don't forget to B.Y.O.W.B. (bring your own water bottles!)

 

For additional questions, please email fvera@afsp.org

 

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.


 

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 or text 9-8-8.