Sacramento Walk

Join us on September 9, 2023


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Sacramento Walk  


Event Details

Date: 09/09/2023

Location: Sutter Health Park, Sacramento, CA

400 Ballpark Drive West Sacramento, CA 95691

Sutter Health Park directions and parking can be found here.

Check-in Time: 9:00 am

Activities: 9:00-10:00 am

Opening Ceremony: 10:00 am

Walk Start Time: 10:30 am

Contact Information

Walk Co-Chair: Mary Davis, 602-421-8376,

Walk Co-Chair: Stephanie Linn, 

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

Sacramento Walk Event Map

Sacramento Walk Route Map

Important Registration Area Information!

Participants only need to come to the Registration Area for four reasons:

to drop off cash/checks and/or donate by card via QR code

to pick up their fundraiser shirt ($150 individually raised)

to pick up opportunity drawing tickets and any other qualifying walk incentives

to register day-of via QR code

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?"

**Walk Alumni should stop by the Registration Area to pick up a special Walk Alumni button!**

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 Sacramento Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Download the sponsorship packet hereContact with any questions!


Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Follow us on social! @AFSPSacramento @OOTDWalks 

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

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 on your personal page by 09/09/2023 and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt day-of!   

$250+ - Raise $250+ on your personal page by 09/09/2023 and earn a Recognition Gift.

$1,000+ - Raise $1,000 by 09/09/2023 and be recognized as a "Champion of Hope". You'll also receive one (1) VIP parking spot, access to our Champions of Hope Area, two (2) tickets to an upcoming Sacramento Republic FC home match, and automatically entered to win one of the following prizes:

  • Four floor tickets to the V101.1 Holiday Jam at Golden 1 Center, or
  • Four tickets to see Queen, featuring Adam Lambert, at Chase Center, or
  • A Two-Night Stay in a Calistoga King Studio (Sun-Thurs) at Solage in Napa plus a Gourmet Dinner Package for Two on the Napa Valley Wine Train.

Donations can be made to a team as a whole,  but the T-shirt and other above incentives are based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising.  Please review the Team Incentives to the right for TEAM fundraising.

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) 

Team Corner

Become a Team Captain

Team Central

Team Incentives

$1,000+ - Raise $1,000 as a team by Friday, August 11 and receive a team sign at the Walk!

$1,500+ - Raise $1,500 as a team by Friday, July 28 and your team name will be included on the back of the Walk t-shirt!

$2,500+ - Raise $2,500 as a team by Wednesday, September 6 and receive a reserved team table day-of.

$5,000+ - Raise $5,000 as a team by Wednesday, September 6 to earn access to our Champion of Hope area day-of and complimentary VIP parking spots.

Need help with fundraising? Reach out to the AFSP Area Director, Erica Brown, at, to set up a quick 30-minute brainstorm via Zoom or by phone call.

Opportunity Drawings

Opportunity Drawing

  • Every person that registers receives ONE opportunity drawing ticket.
  • Receive ONE additional opportuinty drawing ticket for each $100 raised on your personal fundraising page.
  • Prizes include gift cards and products ranging $50-$180.

Special Opportunity Drawing

  • Purchase tickets to take part in our Special Opportunity Drawing featuring gift packages and items ranging $120-$1,100.
  • $1 each ticket, 6 tickets for $5, 25 tickets for $20. Cash preferred, card OK.


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!

How long is this year's Walk Route? No more than 1.5 miles and we will be walking around Sutter Health Park on mostly sidewalks, but part of the route will go through the dirt warning track of the baseball field.


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 or other pets allowed? No. Dogs and other pets are not allowed inside Sutter Health Park unless they are a service animal.


Where do I park and is parking free?
Parking is available at the Sutter Health Park stadium parking lot and parking is free! Find directions and more parking information here.

For additional questions, please email


Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities

On-Site Activities

Stop by the AFSP Area to learn more about volunteering with the AFSP Greater Sacramento Chapter, pick up resources and hear about our programs for schools, workplaces, etc., and purchase AFSP merchandise.

Paint a rock with our friends at SactoCaliRocks! Rocks will be provided and pre-painted.

Visit our 20+ Resource Partners who will be sharing about their mental health and suicide prevention resources, programs and services for yourself and/or loved ones.

Bring your own handmade poster from home, or your welcome to make a poster at our event! Bring a photo(s) or anything else you'd like to add to it. We provide the paper, pens and tape!

We will also have coloring pages and a Kids Zone!

Honor Beads

Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause. You can take as many Honor Beads that resonate with you. The beads are free and we encourage everyone to take at least one for our Honor Bead Ceremony that takes place during the Opening Ceremony before the Walk.

Opening Ceremony Program

Emcees: Kevin from The Wake Up Call and Mollie Kendrick of 106.5 The End

Guest Speaker: Vanessa Nino-Tapia of Stop Stigma Sacramento

Honor Bead Ceremony

Stretch by Kata Matic and DOMA Studio

Don't forget to come back after the Walk to hear from our live band, Clerical Estates, and some final closing words.

Hope & Healing

**NEW** Bring a new pair of socks that remind you of your loved one. Cards will be available on-site for you to write your loved one's name. Socks will be donated to local agencies following the event in their honor.

Visit our We Remember Banner to write a message or your loved one's name, add a photo print-out, etc. We welcome you to come back and take the item(s) before leaving our event.

Leave a message of hope on our Chalk Wall! Please be sure to follow our safe messaging guidelines.


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