Lynchburg Walk

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Lynchburg Walk  


Location: Peaks View Park, Lynchburg

Check-in Begins: 9:00 amOpening Ceremony: 10:00 am

Contact Information

Joan Rosin,, (434) 426-3751
Deanne Adams,



Day-of Information: Resources & Activities

Community Resources

Take time beginning at 9AM to visit our community resource partners.  Community resource tables will be located throughout the event space and will staffed with representatives from each organization who are ready to share information and answer questions.  Their purpose is to provide resources to enhance the health and well-being of our walkers.



Honor Beads

Honor Beads will be available free of charge on-site beginning at 9:00 AM.  We invite you to pick up the appropriate color beads to show your connection(s) to the cause.

Our opening program at 10:00 AM will include a bead ceremony, which will recognize our participants' many reasons to walk and highlight the individual journey of selected individuals who represent each of these connections.


Hope & Healing

Stop by our stations for various event activities.  Bring a picture and create a memory page for our memory wall.

We will also have "Hope Rocks" available for participants to paint.

AFSP Merchandise

Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise:
Adult T-Shirts - $20
Youth T-Shirts - $15
PopSockets - $10
Shaker Bottle - $8
Car Magnet - $5
Available while supplies last.


Site Map & Parking Info

Opening and closing ceremonies, resources, and the start of the walk will be near Entrance 1 (Ivy Creek Ln.) and close to the tennis courts.  Unlimited parking with shuttle is available at the Walmart parking lot at 3227 Old Forest Rd.  Click here for additional parking locations, shuttle details, and a park map.



9:00 - 10:00 - Registration/Check In (registration, check-in, honor beads, resource tables, activities)
10:00 - Opening Ceremony
10:30 - Walk Begins
11:30 - Closing Ceremony
12:00 - Event Concludes



The Lynchburg Out of the Darkness Walk is quickly approaching!  We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 7th to help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

We have some updates/reminders about the event:

  • SUGGESTION - Please bring a filled water bottle with you to the event.  
  • Pre-registered walkers do not need to check-in at registration.  If you have raised the $150 and earned an official walk t-shirt, please stop at our event T-shirt table to pick up your shirt.  You will also be able to turn in cash and check donations at registration.  
  • Be sure to take part in our honor & remembrance activities.  Bring a picture and create a memory page for the Memory Wall.
  • We walk rain or shine.  Please come dressed appropriately for the weather.
  • Dogs are allowed in Peaks View Park.  Please come prepared to clean up after your pet.
  • A limited selection of merchandise will be available for purchase on walk day.  Credit cards and cash will be accepted.  No checks for merchandise, please.

Registration will begin at 9am with time to visit our community partner tables, get your honor beads, Why I Walk Buttons, etc.  The opening ceremony will begin at 10AM with the walk immediately following.  Our schedule is:

9:00 - 10:00 Registration/Check In

  • Pick up Honor Beads and T-Shirts
  • Visit Resource Tables
  • Bring a picture and create a memory page for the Memory Wall
  • Paint "Hope Rocks"

10:00 - Opening Ceremony
10:30 - Walk Begins
11:30 - Closing Ceremony
12:00 - Event Concludes




Ways You Can Help

Download the App


There's now an app to make it even easier to raise funds and receive updates.  Click the App Store or Google Play button above to get started.


Earn a T-Shirt

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.  

Use Social Media

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) 


Upcoming AFSP Virginia Events

All programs listed in this section are free to attend and open to the public.  Registration may be required.  View a complete list of upcoming events and programs on our Virginia Chapter Website or our Facebook Events tab.  Thank you to our walkers and supporters for making these programs possible!

Virtual Program

Introduction to Supporting Those At Risk is designed to provide information and resources on how to support someone in your life with lived experience. (experience with suicidal thoughts and/or a past suicide attempt).  Please register at least 30 minutes in advance.

Virtual Program

Talk Saves Lives covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Participants will learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide, and how to keep themselves and others safe.  Register here.  

Virtual Program

 Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide in older adults, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe.  Please register at least 30 minutes in advance.





Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee to participate.

How long is the walk?
Approximately 3K - exact route length coming soon.

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!

Having trouble registering?  Click here to watch a step-by-step guide.


If I raise enough money, will my whole team get a shirt?
No. The event shirts are only given to individuals who raise $150 or more. If your whole team wants a shirt, each member must raise $150

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. Please come prepared to clean up after your pet.


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.

What happens if the weather is bad on walk day?  We walk rain or shine.  Please come dressed appropriately for the weather.

For additional questions, please email







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


If you or someone you know is in a crisis, dial 988 or text TALK to 741-741