San Francisco Community Walk

Join us on September 9, 2023


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

San Francisco Community Walk  


Event Details

Date: 09/09/2023

Location: Pier 27, San Francisco, CA

Check-in Time: 9:00 am

Walk Start Time: 10:00 am

Contact Information

Walk Co-Chairs: Emily Ladow & Lucianne Ryan, 650-270-8814, 


Check-In/Registration will begin at 9:00 AM

*Bring a photo of your loved one to share in the Honor & Remembrance Area!*

We will have a Community Partners Resource Fair and an Honor & Remembrance Area at the event site. We encourage walkers to use public transportation/BART when traveling to the Pier 27 Transportation Area, such as BART to The Embarcadero station and walking from there or catching the F – Fisherman’s Wharf, getting off at The Embarcadero & Bay St stop. You can also find exact directions from your location by clicking here to use Google Maps. For driving directions, please click here. There are also multiple parking garages along the Embarcadero between Pier 27 and the Ferry Building. 

Our walk route is approximately 2.6 miles. The route will be from Pier 27, down The Embarcadero to Rincon Park (the bow & arrow) and back. If the distance is too much, folks are able to turn around and head back to the site at any point on the route or to remain at the event site while walkers are on the route.


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! 

Fill out our chapter volunteer application to sign-up today: click here to view the application. Thank you!


Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the San Francisco Community Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Click here to download the 2023 Sponsorship PacketContact or go to to become a sponsor today!

Are you a community organization or nonprofit that focuses on mental health? Apply to table at our community resource fair by clicking here. (NOTE: Only waiting list spaces are available at this time).

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 

Share a 2023 Walk FlyerDownload here.

You can also follow our local Bay Area FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube pages. 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.

Directions: The Pier 27 Transportation Area is located at 27 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111. Click here for directions using Google Maps.

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.


Parking & Transportation: There is no parking available at the Pier 27 event site. Click here for a list of paid parking garages in the area or click here to locate parking garages using Google Maps. Because parking is limited, public transportation/BART is highly recommended. 

For additional questions, please email


Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities

On-Site Activities

Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise, visit the photo booth, 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, dial 988 or text TALK to 741-741