*Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk during the check-in times listed above. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.
The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country.
When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise funds and awareness for AFSP's vision to create a world without suicide.
Click the Register Now! button at the top of the page to get started right away.
Walk with us and support mental health! Your tax deductible donation makes a difference! Your support makes research grants, legislative efforts, programs, and community outreach possible! Walk to raise awareness! Walk to support the cause! Walk to honor a loved one! Walk to reduce the stigma! Walk to make a difference in your community!
Post the Flyer! You can give to support our community, honor a loved one, support the cause, or give the gift of a charitable donation. Donating on a friend or family member’s page is a great way to show your support of their efforts too! Click here to download a flyer.
Sponsors wanted! Sign your company, organization, or religious center up for sponsorship today! Click here for our simple online form.
Spend the Word! Tell Your Network You support the Out of the Darkness Community Walk! Follow the IL Chapter on Twitter, the Walk on Twitter, Friend on Facebook, Like on Facebook, RSVP to the Walk on Facebook, Join Group on LinkedIn. If you’re tweeting about the walk please include #OOTDCW #WhyIWalk &/or #AFSPIL to reference it.