Greater New Orleans Walk

Join us on November 12, 2023


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Greater New Orleans Walk  



Event Details

Date: 11/12/2023

Location: Lafreniere Park, Metairie, LA
Concert Meadow/Copeland Stage, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, LA
Click here for Google Map directions or scroll down for event map.

We walk, rain or shine!!

Check-in Time: 9:00 am

Opening Ceremony, Speakers, and Honor Bead Ceremony: 10:00 am

Walk to follow opening ceremonies 

Contact Information

Walk Chair: Allison Cormier, 850-572-6432,

Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor!


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 Greater New Orleans Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Download our sponsorship packet hereContact to become a sponsor today!

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 11/12/2023 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: Free parking is available near the meadow/Copeland stage and the across the street from the soccer fields. 

Directions: Lafreniere Park is located just south of Interstate 10 in Metairie. Entrances are located on the north and south side of the park. The mainstage and check-in will be located on the north side of the park (Lake side, closer to Veterans Blvd.) at the Copeland Stage. There is also an entrance off of Napoleon Ave (south/river side). Click here for Google Map directions. 

For additional questions, please email


Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities

On-Site Activities

Special performance by the Candy Girls!
Appearances by the Louisiana Ghostbusters and the Pussyfooters!
Children's art activities!
AFSP Merch!
Community Resources and more! 

Honor Beads

Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.

 We all wear honor beads - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience.

Hope & Healing

Share messages of hope and remembrance.

Bring a copy of a photo of your loved one to place on our memorial wall! 

Visit the Loss & Healing tent to connect with loss survivors and resources. 


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