Santa Cruz County Walk
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness
Santa Cruz County Walk
Location: Skypark, Scotts Valley, CA
Check-in Time: 9:30 am
Opening Ceremony Start Time: 10:00 am
Walk Route Start Time: 10:30 am
Walk Chair: Farah Galvez Theissen, 408-799-9262, AFSPStaCruzCtyWalk@gmail.com
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. We are excited to welcome you to the first annual event in Santa Cruz County! Thank you to our walkers, community partners, event sponsors, media sponsor KSBW and Emcee Erin Clark, and all our donors.
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
Become a Sponsor
Sponsoring the Santa Cruz County Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Click here to download our 2023 Sponsorship Packet or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or AFSPStaCruzCtyWalk@gmail.com or go to afsp.org/walksponsors to become a sponsor today!
Are you a community organization or nonprofit that focuses on mental health? Apply to table at our community resource fair by clicking here.
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide
Promote the Walk in Your Community!
Follow us on social! @OOTDWalks
Post on your social accounts and share why you walk with your community!
Join us at TOGO's After the Event on 9/30!
On our walk day, 9/30, TOGO's in Scotts Valley is hosting a Dine & Donate Day to help us save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. Click below to learn more and join us for lunch:
Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities
Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise, visit the photo booth, and more!
Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.
Hope & Healing
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