Staten Island Walk

Join us on September 23, 2023

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Staten Island Walk  


*** We walk rain or shine ***

Please check the weather on Saturday morning and wear appropriate clothing. Make sure you bring an umbrella.

If you have any questions on walk day, please reach out to Felicia Gambino (347-880-8153) for guidance and updates.

Event Details

Date: 09/23/2023

Location: Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island, NY

Check-in Time: 10:00 am

Walk Start Time: 11:00 am

Contact Information

Walk Chair: Felicia Gambino, 347-880-8153,


The Out of the Darkness Staten Island 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.

Every dollar raised allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide.

If you're looking for support and/or resources, please visit and


Upcoming Pre-Walk Events

September is Suicide Prevention Month! Join us as we raise funds for suicide prevention efforts in our community. Download the flyer of our upcoming events and share with your community to help us kick off a great Walk!

9/2 Flagship Brewery Drink-to-Donate

Join the AFSP NYC Chapter on Saturday, September 2 at 8:00 PM at The Flagship Brewing Company for music, raffles, and a drink-to-donate to benefit our Staten Island Walk!

9/10 Staten Island FerryHawks Home Game

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day! A portion of ticket sales bought for the Staten Island FerryHawks game will be donated to the AFSP NYC Chapter - buy tickets through FEVO here.

Ways You Can Help

Volunteer at the Event

Event Committee and Day-of Walk volunteers are always needed! To help with planning, please fill out our Walks Committee Application. To help on the day of the event, please fill out our Day-of Volunteer Application. Thank you!


Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Staten Island Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Contact to become a sponsor today!

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 09/23/2023 and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt, as well as qualify for our other Recognition Rewards!*

*Donations can be made to a team on a whole, but the above incentives are based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising. 


Team Corner

Become a Team Captain

Team Central

Top 10 Tips & To-Dos

Create a FB Fundraiser through your account or it will not connect to your page! 


Promote the Walk! 

Follow us on social @AFSPNYC and share why you walk with your community!

We need your help raising awareness! Please complete our Walk Materials Request Form so we can provide you with promotional materials like this flyer, free of charge.



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. Donations will be accepted through 12/31/2023.


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 do I set up my personal fundraising page?
If you need help logging into or setting up your fundraising page, click here for a step-by-step guide.


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? Not sure, check back later for more details.


Parking, route, and other info will be updated as we get closer to Walk Day.

For additional questions, please email


Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities

On-Site Activities

Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise, visit the photo booth, and more!

Honor Beads

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

Hope & Healing

Share messages of hope and remembrance.

There's now an app to make it even easier to raise funds and receive updates!

Click below to get started!



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