Oakland Walk

Join us on October 21, 2023


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Oakland Walk  


Event Details

Date: 10/21/2023

Location: Virtual Event

*Our large in-person Oakland Walk has been postponed until 2024. We will be hosting an in-person meet-up in Oakland on 10/21 at 7 a.m. for those who want to walk the traditional route together. Please click here for more information.*

Contact Information

Walk Chair: Annemarie Domizio, 415-939-1764, afsp.oaklandcawalk@gmail.com

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. The 2023 Walk is a much smaller event this year, but we will return in 2024 with our usual large-scale format. If you are interested in joining our 2024 Planning Committee, attend our first meeting on October 11th by registering here

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 the 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 with the Event Planning Committee

Event volunteers are always needed and we cannot be successful without them! Send an email to afsp.oaklandcawalk@gmail.com to sign up today or click here to fill out our Chapter Volunteer Application.  Thank you!


Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Oakland Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Contact afsp.oaklandcawalk@gmail.com  to learn about 2024 sponsorship opportunities today!

Our Oakland Community Partners Mental Health Resource Fair will be virtual only. Please use this form to submit your digital resources

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.  

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. Please keep in mind the walk format is different this year, and there will be no large-scale walk event. There will be a small meet-up of walkers on 10/21 at 7 a.m. to walk the traditional route at Lake Merritt.  RSVP here to learn more


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. Shirts will be mailed to walkers who qualify. T-shirts can be picked up at the meet-up on 10/21 or email afsp.oaklandcawalk@gmail.com if you earned a shirt and are unable to attend.


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.

2023 Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

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?  The walk format is different this year, and there will be no day of event registration. There will be a small meet-up of walkers on 10/21 at 7 a.m. to walk the traditional route at Lake Merritt. We do encourage you to register online. RSVP here to learn more



For additional questions, please email 


Our large Oakland Community Walk will return in 2024.​


Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities

Virtual Event Activities

Stop by the online AFSP Store for merchandise, tag us in a post on social media about your personal walk in your community, and more!

Honor Beads

Honor Beads show your connection(s) to the cause. Share your honor bead colors on our Facebook discussion board, join the meet-up on 10/21, or attend one of our in-person Chapter Walks to pick up your Honor Beads. 

Hope & Healing

Share messages of hope and remembrance when you submit your Why I Walk Story.


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