Putnam County Walk

Join us on September 10, 2023


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Putnam County Walk  


Event Details

Date: 09/10/2023

Location: 110 Old Rte. 6, Carmel, NY

Check-in Time: 9:00 am

Walk Start Time: 10:00 am

Walk End Time: 12:30 pm

Contact Information

Walk Chair: Lucille Ettere, 914-879-5211, AFSPWalkPutnam@gmail.com

NEW 2023 POST WALK INCENTIVE:  Raise/Donate $150 or more between 10/17  -  11/15 and receive a 2023 Chapter Walk Hoodie. They are limited edition and will only be ordered for those that raise $150 between  10/17  - 11/15.  You will receive it before 12/31.

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


Ways You Can Help

Help Plan the 2024 Walk


Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Putnam County Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Download the sponsorship packet hereContact AFSPWalkPutnam@gmail.com with any questions.

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

 NEW 2023 INCENTIVE: Raise/Donate $150 or more between 10/17  -  11/15 and receive a 2023 Chapter Walk Hoodie. They are limited edition and will only be ordered for those who raise $150 between  10/17 - 11/15/23.  You will receive it before 12/31.Donations can be made to a team as a whole,  but the Hoodie is based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising.  

Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Follow @OOTDWalks on social and the Hudson Valley/Westchester Chapter on Facebook!

Post on your social accounts and share why you walk with your community!

Download the Walk flyer here to share in 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) 


What is the Walk route? The Walk is 2.9 miles from start to finish.

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.  


Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee to participate.


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.


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. Please pick up after your pet!


Parking, route, and other info will be updated as we get closer to Walk Day.

For additional questions, please email AFSPWalkPutnam@gmail.com


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