Phoenix Area Walk

Join us on October 21, 2023


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Phoenix Area Walk  


Event Details

Date: 10/21/2023

Location: Salt River Fields At Talking Stick, Phoenix, AZ

Check-in Time: 8:00 am

Walk Start Time: 9:00 am

Contact Information

Walk Chair: Amber Hoffert, 480-332-1420,

Walk Co-Chair: Kelly Hermann,

Sponsorship Opportunities are available! Click HERE for details. 

The Walk Route this year will be approximately 1 mile long and take place on sidewalks and compacted dirt.

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! 

Click HERE to sign up as a Day of Event volunteer or send an email to if you have additional questions. Thank you!

Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Follow us on social! @OOTDWalks 

Post on your social accounts and share why you walk with your community!

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) 

Become a Sponsor!!!

Sponsoring the Phoenix Area Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Click HERE  to see the Sponsor Packet or contact to become a sponsor today!

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 10/21/2023 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.  

Out of the Darkness Fundraising Recognition Gifts can be found here.

Team Corner

Become a Team Captain

Team Central



Top Teams Program

$2,500 - $4,999
Team name on walk website and signage onsite PLUS team table 

Team name on walk website and table onsite PLUS team tent

*Teams that have raised at least $2,500 1:00 pm (CST) Friday, 10/06/23 will qualify.







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? No.  We will be inside of the stadium this year, and only certified service animals are allowed.


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.

Join us in celebrating our Top Teams!

Team Dylon's Project

Team Seany 

Team Rudy Roo

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, dial 988 or text TALK to 741-741