Greater Ithaca Walk

Join us on September 9, 2023


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Greater Ithaca Walk  


Event Details

Date: 09/09/2023

Location: Myers Park, Lansing, NY

Check-in Time: 9:30 am

Opening Ceremony/Walk Start Time: 10:30 am

The walk route is a paved loop around Myers Park with each lap being 1/2 mile and is wheelchair and stroller friendly. Participants are encouraged to do 4 laps for a total of 2 miles. Scroll down for park map under FAQs.

Walk is rain or shine so please plan accordingly!

Contact Information

Walk Chairs: Crystal Howser and Amber Parker, 607-351-7911 & 607-351-7639, &

**Chicken BBQ at Lansing Town Hall starting at 10:30 am until sold out on Walk day! Click here or scroll down for details!**

Provided by Hatfield Catering and our dedicated volunteer crew!

Ithaca Beer Company is a Proud Supporter and Sponsor of this year's event. On event day, they will be donating a portion of all pint proceeds to the event, and during National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 10-16, they will be donating $1 from every "Snakebite" sold. In 2020, the NY Chapters became an Allied Member of the NYS Brewers Association, recognizing that breweries are a place where #realconvos often take place. We felt it was important to engage the brewery community in our mission to prevent suicide. To learn more about our partnership, read this blog by AFSP Western NY Volunteer, Tracy B!

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

Register to Walk With Us!

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 watch 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 Greater Ithaca Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Contact to become a sponsor today!

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 09/09/2023 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


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) 


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.

Event Map

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.

Are dogs allowed? Yes! Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the walk.


For additional questions, please email

Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities

On-Site Activities

Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise, take a chance on some great raffle items, visit the photo booth and community partner tables, and more! Don't forget to pick up some BBQ after the Walk at Lansing Town Hall!

Honor Beads

Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.

Memorial Signs

Teams or individuals who raise $500 or more by August 25 will be sent a link to have a personalized sign made in memory or honor of who they walk for that will be displayed at the walk (theirs to keep after the walk).



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, dial 988 or text TALK to 741-741