Greater Fredericksburg Walk

Join us on October 14, 2023


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Greater Fredericksburg Walk  


Location: John Lee Pratt Park, Fredericksburg


Contact Information

Shannon A Sullivan (She/Her/Hers), 540-841-7132,
Emily Bacalis, 202-839-2174





Ways You Can Still Help

Download the App


There's now an app to make it even easier to raise funds and receive updates.  Click the App Store or Google Play button above to get started.


Check for Matching Gifts

Click here to learn how you can double (or more!) your impact through matching gifts.  See if your donors work for companies with matching gifts programs.

Use Social Media

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) 




Upcoming AFSP Virginia Events

All programs listed in this section are free to attend and open to the public.  Registration may be required.  View a complete list of upcoming events and programs on our Virginia Chapter Website or our Facebook Events tab.  Thank you to our walkers and supporters for making these programs possible!

Virtual Program

Introduction to Supporting Those At Risk is designed to provide information and resources on how to support someone in your life with lived experience. (experience with suicidal thoughts and/or a past suicide attempt).  Please register at least 30 minutes in advance.

Virtual Program

Talk Saves Lives covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Participants will learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide, and how to keep themselves and others safe.  Register here.  

Virtual Program

 Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide in older adults, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe.  Please register at least 30 minutes in advance.


2023 Community Vendors and Resources 

We appreciate our community resources and partners who joined us on walk day.  If you need to follow up for further information, we have linked them here for you.  This list is included for informational purposes and does not indicate endorsement by AFSP Virginia.


               Fredericksburg Pride               
Fredericksburg Police


Rappahannock Area Community Services Board
Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault
               Stafford County Sheriff's Office               
I Support the Girls
Thunder 104.5

Veterans Affairs
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Virginia Department of Health


Thank you for joining us!




Can I still fundraise after the walk? Yes!  Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.  You can encourage people to continue to donate through your walk page through the end of the year.  Funds raised after walk day do not count toward event t-shirt qualification.



If I raise enough money, will my whole team get a shirt?
No. The event shirts are only given to individuals who raise $150 or more. 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.






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


If you or someone you know is in a crisis, dial 988 or text TALK to 741-741