University at Buffalo Campus Walk and Roll

Join us on April 13, 2024


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

University at Buffalo Campus Walk and Roll

Weather Update:
We can't let the rain stop us from gathering and walking.
We've adjusted our activities and plans to be held indoors. Please dress appropriately.  

Event Details

Walk Date: 04/13/2024
Walk Location: Richmond, Ellicott Complex -North Campus, Buffalo, NY
 Onsite Registration Time: 9:30 am
Walk Up Registration, Incentive Table and Food will be under two large tents.
Ceremony Starts: 10:30 am
Walk to Begin: 11:00am
Event Ends: 12:00pm

Indoor Activities: 

Basket Auction 
AFSP Store, Beads and Resources   
Student Wellness Resources 

Registration Location:

Univeristy at Buffalo Counseling Services  
120 Richmond Quad
Ellicott Complex Dorms 
Buffalo, NY 14261

For more information, please contact:

Contact Name: Carissa Uschold-Klepfer  & Frankie Kraft
Contact Email: &

Walk Route:

Registration tent will be set up on the lawn right across the road from Counseling Services (120 Richmond Quad, Buffalo, NY 14261) entrance with walk to begin on the path to the right.

We would like to acknowledge the land on which the University at Buffalo operates, which is the territory of the Seneca Nation, a member of the Haudenosaunee/Six Nations Confederacy. This territory is covered by The Dish with One Spoon Treaty of Peace and Friendship, a pledge to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. It is also covered by the 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua, between the United States Government and the Six Nations Confederacy, which further affirmed Haudenosaunee land rights and sovereignty in the State of New York. Today, this region is still the home to the Haudenosaunee people, and we are grateful for the opportunity to live, work, and share ideas in this territory


Walk Details:

We welcome everyone to join us at the walk. We are aware there may be individuals with limitations or physical disabilities.  Please plan to bring your own assistive devices.


The Out of the Darkness Campus Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature student fundraising series, designed to engage youth and young adults in the fight to prevent suicide, a leading cause of death.

If you're looking for support and/or resources, please visit and


Here Is How You Can Help

Become a Sponsor

Show your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Sponsor the University at Buffalo Campus Walk and Roll & become a partner to help stop this leading cause of death. 

Email Carissa Uschold-Klepfer to explore all the sponsorship opportunities! 

Volunteer at the Walk

Our Walk could not be successful without our Event Committee and Day-of Walk Volunteers!

Want to join this amazing crew? Email Carissa Uschold-Klepfer for more details! Thank you!


Fundraising 101

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide and Get Rewarded!

$100+ - Raise $100 by 04/13/2024 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.  

See all the cool AFSP merch you could receive based on your fundraising HERE.


Promote the Walk on Campus and in Your Community! 

Follow us on social: 


Use Your Social Media

Post on your socials! Share why you walk with your community! Use the hashtags:

#HopeWalksHere and #OutoftheDarkness

Create a Facebook Fundraiser through your account or it will not connect to your page! This is super easy in the app btw (wink wink) 

If you want to fundraise on Instagram, add the link to your fundraising page to your profile bio! Then post about the Walk and direct people to "donate in bio"

** Please note that Instagram fundraisers DO NOT integrate with your Walk fundraising page. If you would like to share on Instagram, add the link to your fundraising page to your bio or add it as a link in your Instagram story! **



Team Tools

Become a Team Captain

Team Central

Be sure to follow all of the steps after registering to get that fundraising going!

Need fundraising ideas? These recommendations will make it FUNdraise!


Commonly Asked Questions:

How do I register? Click here to view a step-by-step guide.

I am already registered but I want to create / join a team, how can I change my registration? 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

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 June 30th.


Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee to participate.

Is there a fundraising minimum?
No, but we strongly encourage each participant to set a $100 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official walk t-shirt!

If I raise enough money, will my whole team get a shirt?
No. The event shirts are only given to individuals who raise $100. If your whole team wants a shirt, each member must raise $100


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.

Parking, route, and other info will be updated as we get closer to Walk Day.

For additional questions, please email








Day-of Experience

On-Site Activities
  • AFSP Store for merchandise
  • Pick-up beads at the Honor Bead tent
  • Take photos with our props
  • And more!
Honor Beads

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

What are your honor beads?

Hope & Healing

Share messages of hope and remembrance.


Register by clicking the button at the top of the page

There's now an app to make it even easier to raise funds and receive updates!

Click below to get started!



Thank you to our 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, please call 988 or text TALK to 741-741