Orange County California Walk

Join us on September 10, 2022


Event Details

Walk Date: September 10, 2022
Walk Location: UC Irvine - Aldrich Park
Walk Registration Opens: 8:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 9:00 am
Walk Start Time: 9:30 am
Estimated end time: 11:00 am

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Nancy Cooper 
Contact Phone: 949-929-4337 
Contact Email:

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Orange County California 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!

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 Orange County California 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. Have questions about sponsorships? Please contact Shell Pavlis

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 09/10/2022 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) 


We are expecting a storm tomorrow morning, but that does not stop our Walk! Rain or Shine we will be there, so pull out your rain boots, umbrellas, and ponchos and let's WALK out of the Darkness.

Is there a registration fee? 
No, there is no registration fee to participate.



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.


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!


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. 


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


Where can I park?
Parking is available in lot 12A, 16, and 16H in any unmarked and non-enforced 24hr AR stalls. The parking fee is $13/day. We highly recommend you arrive 30 minutes early to find parking before the event. 


Pay for parking in advance!
Please note that paying in advance online will help with the traffic flow when entering the campus. All vehicles will need to pay the parking fee to attend the event to avoid receiving a citation. We highly suggest carpooling!



How do I get to the event?
The following google map link provides directions to parking lot 16:!m/367502


Walk Map

Below is the Walk map with the locations of the restrooms, parking lots, and check-in.


Remembrance Buttons

Magnets & Buttons: $3.50 - Mirrors: $5.50

Please Note: Unfortunately the form that was originally posted to order magnets and buttons has been disabled. If you placed an order and have not been notified by Jim Taylor, please contact Nancy Cooper at We apologize for any inconvenience.
For questions, contact Jim Taylor at

Note: All Items are 3 inches in size. There may be an additional charge for mailing. Both Venmo and PayPal accepted. A portion of the proceeds goes to AFSP Orange County Chapter.

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 1-800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741-741