Morris County Walk

Join us on November 4, 2023


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Morris County Walk  



 I am pleased to announce that we will be holding a social event taking place at Reasoner Park in Chatham on Saturday, November 4th from 2pm-4pm.

This event will NOT include the walking portion of our usual Out of the Darkness Events. We understand this will not be our typical walk day experience, but the event will still allow us all to gather together and support one another. 

Walkers that raised $150+ will be able to pick up their Morris County Walk t-shirt at the event. We will have honor beads, remembrance activities, gift basket raffles, and music to enjoy!

Thank you for your continued support and understanding. We look forward to seeing you on November 4th!
For questions, please contact: Marissa Vargas, Special Events Manager at, 862.395.1650

Event Details

Date: 11/04/2023

Location: Reasoner Park, Chatham, NJ

Event Day Activities: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 Ceremony: 3:00 pm

Contact Information

Walk Chair: Marissa Vargas, 862-395-1650,


Event Day Details


Event Date: 11/4/23 from 2pm-4pm

Walk Location: Reasoner Park- 19 Fairmount Ave, Chatham  

Event Activities: begin at 2:00 pm. We will have numerous activities available to to participate in. There is no charge for any of these activities. 

Gift Baskets: We will have a selection of gift baskets that we will be selling sweepstakes 5 tickets for $5 or 12 tickets for $10.

Featuring a Sports Basket ($750 value) that includes 3 tickets to a Giants Football Game with Parking, Saquon Barkley bobble head, Daniel Jones autograph poster, and a certified Immanuel Quickly poster!

Ceremony: begins at 3:00 pm. We will be recognizing the top 5 teams and life saver recipients!

Walk T-shirts: for everyone who raises $150 or more (individual fundraising, not team fundraising) - must be picked up on the day of the walk. **one shirt only**

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

Merchandise: AFSP shirts, hats, water bottles, and bandanas will be available for purchase! 

Bathrooms: Bathrooms are available next to the park at the Chatham firehouse 

Parking: There are a number of options for parking near the park below.

Bowers Lane - located near the Post Office. Parking is free with a maximum time limit of three hours. No time restriction for permit holders or daily permit holders.

Post Office Plaza - Parking is free with a maximum time limit of three hours.

Railroad Plaza North (Parking Lot 1) and Railroad Plaza South (Parking Lot 2)- Free on weekends

Center Street East - located adjacent to the Chatham Community Players, off of North Passaic Avenue. This lot is used for shoppers, business and apartment tenant parking. Parking is free with a maximum time limit of three hours, Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No time restriction for permit holders. 


For questions, please contact:
Marissa Vargas,, 862.395.1650 


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 Morris County 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 the day of the Walk 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.  

Like in the past, we are challenging our walk teams to raise $1000 or more before Friday, August 11th at 12PM to have their TEAM NAME printed on the back of the official Out of the Darkness Walk shirt. Having your team name printed on the shirt DOES NOT mean that everyone on your team will receive a shirt. Only those registered walkers who raise $150 or more by the day of the walk, September 9, will receive an official Out of the Darkness Walk shirt at the walk (pick-up only).

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? 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.


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