Virginia Beach Walk

Join us on September 9, 2023


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Virginia Beach Walk  


Mount Trashmore, Virginia Beach


Contact Information


Kristen Goughnour (Walk Chair),, (757) 515-2901
Emily Bacalis (Special Events Manager),, (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!

Interest Meeting
Get to Know Us: A Volunteer Introduction to AFSP Virginia is an opportunity to discover the Virginia Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, learn about its mission, and explore which volunteer roles you would enjoy.  
**Please register at least 30 minutes in advance to receive log-in information for this session.**
Virtual Program

Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention is a community-based presentation that 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. Please register at least 30 minutes in advance.  

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.  



2023 Community 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.



Beach Therapy

Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters



Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center



LGBTQ Life Center

Healing Fountain

Jewish Family Services

Life Compass

Lotus Acupuncture



ODU Youth Risk & Resilience Lab

Our Children Our Village

Sarah Michelle Peterson Foundation


VA Department of Veterans Services

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