Middle Georgia Walk

Join us on September 24, 2023


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Middle Georgia Walk  


Event Details

Date: 09/24/2023

Location: Rozar Park, Perry, GA

Check-in Time: 1:00 pm

Walk Start Time: 2:00 pm

Contact Information

Walk Chair: Chelsea Piatt, 470-514-7667, cpiatt@afsp.org


The Middle Georgia Out of the Darkness Walk is an outside event.

Arrival: Registration will begin at 1:00pm for participants 13 and older. Pre-registered participants who have raised $150 or who have $150 or more in donations to turn in should report to the registration area to pick up their incentive shirts. All other pre-registered participants do not need to check in at registration. 

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. 

Friendly, leashed dogs are allowed at the walk 

Please bring appropriate items for the day as we are holding the Out of the Darkness Walk rain or shine.
items to consider – hydration, snacks, sunscreen, hat, umbrella, and comfortable shoes

Water is being donated and is first come, first served, please plan to bring extra water!

Parking is available onsite and is no cost

Public restrooms are located in the park

Homemade banners are welcome and encouraged. #stopsuicde, #fightsuicide, AFSP.ORG, In Crisis? Call 988, etc.  Make more than one to share with others.

We will have a Hope and Healing board; please bring photos to honor your loved ones with a plan to leave them behind. You can also leave messages of hope and other notes!

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 www.afsp.org/get-help and www.afsp.org/resources.

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 cpiatt@afsp.org to sign-up today! Thank you!


Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Middle Georgia Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Contact cpiatt@afsp.org to become a sponsor today!

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 09/24/2023 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.  

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 cpiatt@afsp.org


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