Placer County Walk
Join us on October 7, 2023
Welcome to the Out of the Darkness
Placer County Walk
Location: Railhead Park, Auburn, CA
Check-in Time: 9:00 am
Walk Start Time: 10:00 am
Walk Chair: Erica N. Brown (She/Her/Hers), 916-534-9872, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Important Registration Area Information!
Participants only need to come to the Registration Area for three reasons:
to drop off cash/checks and/or donate by card via QR code
to pick up their fundraiser shirt ($150 individually raised)
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
Day-of Walk volunteers are still needed and we cannot be successful without them!
Find more information and sign-up today at this Google Form! Thank you!
Become a Sponsor
Sponsoring the Placer County Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Download the sponsorship packet here! Contact email@example.com with any questions!
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide
$150+ - Raise $150 on your personal page by 10/07/2023 and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt day-of!
$250+ - Raise $250+ on your personal page by 10/07/2023 and earn a Recognition Gift.
* 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.
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!
Become a Team Captain
**The Top Fundraising Team by Walk Day, 10/07/2023, will hold the walk banner and lead the walk!**
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, as long as they remain leashed and well-behaved!
Where do I park and is parking free?
Parking is free and available in the Railhead Park parking lot or along Pacific Aveue. Please be mindful of the residents of the adjacent streets. Find more information here or utilize this Google Pin.
For additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities
Stop by the AFSP Table 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.
Visit our Resource Partners who will be sharing about their mental health and suicide prevention resources, programs and services for yourself and/or loved ones.
There is a playground already at the park.
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.
Hope & Healing
Visit our We Remember Banner to write a message or your loved one's name, add a photo print-out, etc.
You're welcome to bring your own homemade poster for the Walk, and/or photos for some of our activities.
We welcome you to come back and take the item(s) before leaving our event.
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