Aberdeen Area Walk
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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Aberdeen Area Walk
Help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide
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.
Every dollar you raise through the Aberdeen Area Walk allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide.
Register to Walk With Us!
Thank you for being a Walk Alumni! When you click the register button above be sure to click the blue Login link under "Been Here Before?“ We’d love if you’d help us spread the word and invite new participants to walk with us
All Participants Must Register
Whether you’re walking with or without a team, each participant needs to get registered to walk. You can register at the walk and there is no cost to register but we encourage you to fundraise to support suicide prevention.
Joining & Creating Teams
Even if you’re already registered you can create a new team or join an existing one by logging into your account and clicking “change team membership” on the right side of your dashboard. Video Tutorial Become a Team Captain
Having trouble registering?
Click here to watch a step-by-step guide. See FAQs below if you have any questions.
How You Can Help
Become a Sponsor
Sponsoring the Aberdeen Area Walk shows our community and your employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Download Sponsor Packet
Promote the Walk
Download our walk flyer to share with businesses in our area. Post your story or photos on social media and invite others to join you or donate to your fundraising efforts.
Follow Our Event Page
Fundraise to help #StopSuicide
The app now makes it easy to raise funds and receive updates!
And don't forget about all the ways you can FUNdraise!
PRO TIP: Create a Facebook fundraiser through your AFSP account or in the app, rather on your personal Facebook page, as this connects your efforts to your walk page.
Walk Day Resources
Honor Beads will be available in the walk sign-in area to show your connection(s) to the cause. Take a look at what each bead color means.
The 2.8 mile walk starts and ends at Odde Ice Center. Golf cart transportation will be available for walkers more comfortable with half the distance.
Connect with area resources, shop AFSP merchandise, take part in our raffle, contribute to a community art project and discover kid activities.
Make an impact. Walk with us!
In South Dakota suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among 10-34 year olds. But there is hope. Suicide is preventable and by fundraising as a walk participant you support AFSP to conduct more research and provide more education. Make a difference and support the cause.
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