Help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide

September 14, 2024

The Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk is a special event that provides community, connection, healing, and hope for survivors of suicide loss and those with lived experience.

By registering for the Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk, you are joining a strong community united in an effort to fight suicide. 

Every dollar raised allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide.

In addition to the in-person walk, we will have a virtual option.


About AFSP

AFSP’s mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. We create a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develop suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provide support for those affected by suicide.

Why We Fight Suicide

Each year, suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. Yet suicide prevention doesn't receive anywhere near the funding as other leading causes of death. It's up to supporters like us to make a difference. Together we can change the conversation about mental health and put a stop to this tragic loss of life.

The Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk

The Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk is about community, connection, healing, and hope. However you participate - a walker, virtual participant, donor, or sponsor - you are part of an important movement to create awareness about suicide prevention.

Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk FAQs


When and where is the event taking place?

The 3-mile walk is taking place on 09/14/2024 at Montrose Harbor. A virtual option will also be offered for those not ready to be in-person.

Is there a registration fee or fundraising minimum?

There is no registration fee or fundraising minimum to participate but we encourage all participants to set a goal of $150 to receive the official event t-shirt. 

Every donation makes a difference.

How can my company get involved?

Create a team when you register or become a sponsor of the Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk.  

How can I learn more about the event?

Diana Cazares
Chicagoland Walk Director

Or visit the Event Details page.

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