South Metro Walk

Join us on September 6, 2014

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South Metro Walk

Join us on September 6, 2014

(Online registration closes at noon the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk! Please know that walk donations are accepted until December 31st 2014.)

Where: Highlands Ranch HS – 9375 Cresthill Lane
Registration Opens at 9:00 a.m.
Resource Fair Opens at 9:00 a.m.
Opening Ceremony and Walk Begins Around 10:00 a.m.

For more information, contact: Laurie Freeman at 720-841-4137 or

Please join us for the 5th South Metro Out of the Darkness Community Walk. We encourage you to walk with over 1,500 others to support suicide prevention on the 2.9 mile walk in Highlands Ranch.  

Watch the South Metro Out of the Darkness Walk Promotional Video:

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 miles in length and will take place in over 300 communities across the country this fall.  The proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). By walking, you will be joining with thousands of others nationwide to raise money for AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, and provide support for survivors of suicide loss. In deciding to participate by walking, sponsoring or donating, you are taking us a step closer to making suicide prevention a national priority.

This year, we are again hosting the South Metro Out of the Darkness Community Walk which will take place near National Suicide Prevention Week on Saturday September 6th, 2014 at Highlands Ranch High School. Our goals are to create more awareness, honor loved ones, raise funds for research, education, and advocacy, and reach out to people with mental disorders as well as those impacted by suicide.

The 2014 South Metro, Out of the Darkness Community Walk goal is $150,000  and funds raised help to provide AFSP materials & resources through cause related events/activities and speaking/training engagements in Colorado including:

With funds raised from this year's walk, we can continue to support the initiatives above and the work of the AFSP Colorado Chapter.

Help be a lifesaver - make a difference - walk with us and donate today!

The South Metro Community Walk Committee is looking forward to seeing you, and we encourage you to meet and share with each other at the walk. Come early to check out the resource fair and the silent bid/auction areas.


South Metro Community Walk:

All participants should check in at Registration to receive a free “Out of the Darkness” wristband  - (required for free Blue Bell ice cream and other snacks)

- Select and wear colored honor beads, choosing color coded Beads to signify your relationship to a lost loved one.

Visit the Memory Area:

- Customize a memory key chain - $2 suggested donation

- Honor your loved one at the Memory Tree and view the 2010/2011/2012/2013 Memory Boards. 

- Visit the AFSP Booth:

- Purchase Silent Bid/Auction items:

-Visit the Resource Fair and Sponsor tables opening at 9:00 am:

The South Metro Out of the Darkness Community Walk for several years has had a butterfly release during opening ceremonies to honor loved ones lost to suicide. This year, walkers will have the unique opportunity to release their own butterfly

Credit cards will be accepted this year for donations and purchases at the Silent Auction, AFSP and Memory Areas. Please note there will be a $5.00 minimum on credit card purchases so feel free to bring cash for smaller items and donations. 

Opening ceremonies– begins at approximately 9:45 am.

-Team photos by J-K Photography near the opening ceremonies (before and after the walk). Walk photos will be available within two weeks of the walk. To view or download the South Metro Out of the Darkness Walk images, go to: http://JKPHOTOGS.COM  Click on GALLERIES, Click on VIEW/BUY PHOTOS, and then Click on EVENTS.  If you see a photo you like, right click on it and drag it to your desktop.  You may print and use these images for personal as well as social media use. You may not crop off JK Photography's logo or make any edits to JK Photography’s photos.  Please contact JK Photography if you would like to use any of these images for commercial use.

The Walk begins at approximately 10AM.

Walk to Raise Awareness!

Walk to Support the Cause!

Walk to Honor a Loved One!

Walk to Save Lives!

To register for this event click the Register Now! button to get started! Once you have registered you will have your own personal fundraising page to help you with your efforts and track your progress!

Bring new or gently used shoes for donation - funds raised from the shoes will benefit AFSP and the CO Chapter! (see flyer below at bottom of page)

Outlets at Castle Rock’s 9th Annual Shopping Extravaganza
Saturday, September 20, 2014
The Outlets at Castle Rock is hosting its ninth annual, Shopping Extravaganza event benefiting American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) - Colorado Chapter on Saturday, September 20th, from 10 AM to 6 PM.  This all-day event will feature exclusive shopping discounts, more than $70,000 in prize giveaways, a catered lunch, dessert bar and more.  It is the best shopping day of the year!

In 2013, the Shopping Extravaganza helped raise $25,000 for participating charities.  Tickets to the event are $20 per person. $10 dollars of each ticket sold goes to AFSP.  Tickets are available by sending an email to or online at  (There is a $2.09 charge for tickets purchased by credit card on this site.  Be sure to check the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention box as your non-profit/charity of choice! See flyer below)

Download Directions, please click here

To view the walk route, please click here

Parking is in the southern lots of the Highlands Ranch High School

Thank you for your interest and support!



To access the 2013 South Metro Walk page click here








Offline Donation Form

Offline Donation FormSponsor Form

South Metro Walk Flyer 

Shoe Drive


Shopping Extravaganza


Spread The Word

Quick Stats

$151,990.00 Raised
1,905 Participants
If you are in crisis, call
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline