Saline County Walk

Join us on October 7, 2023


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Saline County Walk  


Event Details

Date: 10/07/2023

Location: Marshall Town Square (Court St. and N. Lafayette Ave.), Marshall, MO

Check-in Time: 10:00 am

Walk Start Time: 11:00 am

Contact Information

Walk Chair: Tammie Alexander (She/Her), 219-252-4701,

Walk Co-Chair: Becky LaGore (She/Her), 660-232-1720

Event Schedule

Come out and join us with the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention for a fun filled day of event while becoming educated, empowered in suicide prevention, the 11th leading cause of death in Missouri.

At this event you will have the opportunity to learn about the warning signs, risk factors and protective factors of suicide, hear inspiring stories of loss, hope, and recovery and engage in activities focused on building connections, understanding and compassion. There will also be resources available to help you create your own action plan to help prevent suicide in your own life and the lives of those around you. We look forward to seeing you there!

Bring your family friendly dogs as well-All dogs can register for a free AFSP doggie bandana, collapsible doggie travel dish, and a chance to win a Paws for Prevention goodie basket. Dogs must be leashed, please bring supplies to clean up after your furry friends.

10:00am-Walk registration, walk T-shirt pick-up for participants raising $150 individually, raffle and merchandise sales open.

10:30am-Opening ceremony and Walk begins.

11:00am-Gizmo's Pawsome Guide to Mental Health Read-Along story time Children's Activities (written for 4-to11-year-old children, however all are welcome).

11:00am-Suicide prevention positivity rock painting, all are welcome, and will be available until end of event.

12:00pm- Gizmo's Pawsome Guide to Mental Health Read-Along story time Children's Activities (written for 4-to11-year-old children, however all are welcome).

1:00pm-Honor Bead Ceremony, Speakers, Bugles Across America plays TAPS, with more event announcements to come!

1:45pm - Raffle Sales and Paws for Prevention raffle end. Winners will be announced and notified by phone, no need not be present to win.

2:00pm- Event ends.

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! 

Send an email to to sign-up today! Thank you!


Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Saline County Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Contact to become a sponsor today!

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide


$150+ - Raise $150 by 10/07/2023 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!

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.


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

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