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Indiana brings home Overall Chapter of the Year Award from the annual 2023 AFSP Chapter Leadership Conference. Read more about our chapter's accomplishments and outreach here.
Welcome to the Out of the Darkness
*NEW* Location: Military Park, Indianapolis, IN
601 W. New York Street Indianapolis, IN 46202
Check-in Time: 12:30 pm
Honor Bead Ceremony: 1:30 pm
Opening Ceremony: 2:30 pm
Walk Start Time: 3:00pm
Walk Chair: Tamara Lundy (She/Her), 317-426-1750, email@example.com
A note from your volunteer walk chair and committee:
We are excited to share that we are moving the Indianapolis Out of the Darkness Walk to Military Park (right next to Celebration Plaza) for the 2023 Walk. We listened to your feedback and this new space will provide more shade for our attendees, more room to expand our community resources, allow us to invite more food trucks (we could only have 3 at Celebration Plaza), and improve our participant experience as a whole. Our volunteers are excited to have more space to welcome more Hoosiers to come together to fight suicide. - Tammy Lundy & the Indy Walk Committee
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 www.afsp.org/get-help and www.afsp.org/resources.
2023 Indy Walk Sponsorship Opportunities
You can be an everyday hero in the fight against suicide.
Partner with us as an event sponsor for the Indianapolis Out of the Darkness Walk taking place on Saturday, September 9, 2023. Our mission to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Aﬀected by Suicide would not be possible without the community engagement. Today, support for mental health is needed more than ever and we are asking you to join us in the movement to prevent suicide. With your help, the Indiana Chapter will be able to maximize our mission impact by reaching and serving more people through our lifesaving programs and resources.
All Signed Sponsorship Agreements & Logos Due Friday, August 4th
Download the 2023 Indy Walk sponsorship packet here or click below.
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 Indy Walk
Event Committee and Day-of Walk volunteers are always needed and we cannot be successful without them!
We need over 250 volunteers to help before, during and after the walk. Please review the available volunteer time slots and click on the button to sign up to volunteer. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. Thank you in advance for considering this important volunteer opportunity!
Brandi Richwine, Volunteer Coordinator Indy OOTD Walk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a Sponsor
Sponsoring the Indianapolis Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Contact email@example.com to become a sponsor today or download the 2023 Indianapolis Out of the Darkness Walk sponsorship packet directly by clicking here.
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!
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?
If I raise enough money, will my whole team get a shirt?
How do I make an offline donation?
Is there a fundraising minimum?
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, route, and other info will be updated as we get closer to Walk Day.
For additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities
Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise, visit the photo booth, and more!
Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.
Hope & Healing
Share messages of hope and remembrance.
Upcoming Events and Fundraisers
- Friday, June 2nd: Carry On Your Legacy Golf Outing in honor of Nick Cohen | Golf Club of Indiana - Whitestown, IN | For questions about this golf outing, please contact Lauren at email@example.com
- Tuesday, July 11th: Lou's Luau to Benefit AFSP to celebrate the Stress Center's 41st Birthday & fundraise for the Stress Center's 2023 Out of the Darkness Team | Lou Malnati's (2 locations) - See flyer for details
- Saturday, August 27th: Zac's Amazing Crew Cookout for Life - see flyer for details
- Do you have a team fundraiser or event coming up? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the detail and we can help spread the word!
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