Eugene OR Walk

Join us on October 25, 2014

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*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.

Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) on October 25 for the 2014 Eugene Out of the Darkness Community Walk!

Registration/Check-in Opens: 8:30 a.m.
Opening Ceremony: 10:00 a.m.
Walk Begins Around: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Alton Baker Park
Questions: Valerie Kovacovich ~


*Please be kind and pick up after your pet*

Walk Route Details

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk follows the bike trails along the river.  The route is a little over 2 miles and is flat.  We start near the small shelter at the back of the park.

The route is not technically challenging, has very little elevation change, and is wheelchair friendly throughout the majority of its length. If you or members of your team would like to attend the walk and be a part of the day’s events but do not wish to actually walk for physical or other concerns, there will be volunteers and attendees who remain at the staging area to welcome the volunteers back.


Download the 2014 Eugene Walk Flyer to send to family and friends and display in your community. Click HERE

Don’t forget to post to your Facebook page.  Add the Out of the Darkness link: or direct link to YOUR fundraising page
If you Twitter, tweet about the event



Raise $150 by October 25th and receive a 2014 Out of the Darkness Walk t- shirt! 
Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you can turn in cash and check donations at the Registration tents on the day of the Walk.


Dogs are welcome at the Walk! Register your four-legged friend, putting PET as their last name and for a $10 donation you will receive a FREE AFSP Pooch Bandana!


Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the Community Resources area!

Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 8:00 a.m. This is your opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness and suicide, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those impacted by suicide loss.


Please remember to pick up your Honor Beads to acknowledge your personal connection to the cause and help you to identify with others who may know just how you feel.
If you are a survivor of suicide loss, we encourage you to bring no larger than an 8”x 10” photo of your loved one to the Walk to add to our Memorial Garden
























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Quick Stats

$13,319.00 Raised
261 Participants
If you are in crisis, call
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline