Jersey Shore Walk

Join us on September 23, 2023


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Jersey Shore Walk  


Event Details

Date: 09/23/2023

Location: Bar Anticipation - 703 16th Ave, Lake Como, NJ

Event Day Activities: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Opening Ceremony: 10:00 am

Lunch Buffet: 10:30 am

Contact Information

Walk Chair: Beth Fitch (She/Her), 732-904-0411,

Thank You Walkers! 


We are so grateful you joined us for the 2023 Jersey Shore Out of the Darkness Walk! Over 600 of you did not let the weather stop you from joining us! We understand our walkers come to our Out of the Darkness walks for different reasons and we are thankful you chose to support AFSP. Your fundraising efforts allows us to continue to create a culture that is smart about mental health and build initiatives to further understand and prevent suicide.


More than 48,000 people die by suicide in the U.S. each year, making it the 11th leading cause of death. Through our research, education, advocacy, and loss support programs, AFSP has become the leading national organization dedicated to preventing loss of life by suicide. 


Our vision is to build a world without suicide. That vision is not possible without your involvement. Thank you for your support of AFSP! 


Much Appreciation,
Elizabeth Clemens, Executive Director
Beth Fitch, Jersey Shore Walk Chair
NJ Chapter Board of Directors 


You can view pictures here: Use pin 2926 to download images. 



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 Jersey Shore 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!   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 25th 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 23, 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? Yes! Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the walk.


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