San Francisco Walk

Join us on September 23, 2017

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Welcome to the San Francisco Walk

Join the SF Walk Facebook event page for walk details, fundriaising tips, and more!

Event Details

Walk Date: 09/23/2017
Walk Location: Mission Creek Park
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/23/2017 at 9:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm

For more information,
please contact:

 Greater SF Bay Area Chapter 


The Walk is This Saturday 9/23!

Event Details:

We're getting ready for walk day on Saturday and are looking forward to seeing you all soon. Maps, parking details, and transit options can be found below.

Event Details and notes bout our activities can be found here as well.

Thank You for Joining Us This September for the 14th Annual Out of the Darkness Walk in San Francisco!

The 14th annual San Francisco Out of the Darkness Community Walk will take place on Saturday 9/23/17 in downtown San Francisco and the Greater SF Bay Area Chapter is thrilled to have another great event with your help!

Funds raised at the SF Walk help support the local chapter's events, educational & programmatic initiatives, and Survivor support resources and event like Survivor Day.

If you would like to support the event and suicide prevention efforts locally, click here to donate

Quick Links:
Walk Details & Activities Volunteer With Us
Fundraising Incentives Map, Parking & Transit Directions
Remembrance/Hope Activities Flyers
Sponsorship Opportunities  


Fundraising Incentives

Early Registration Challenge:

Get your team name printed on the official event T-Shirts! Register your team now and click here for details to have your team name featured on the 2017 SF Out ofthe Darkness Walk T-Shirts.

Click here to see all of the the early registration challenge levels and incentive prizes.

We have fundraising incentives and recognition gifts available at all levels:

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Sponsorship Opportunities:

Download the San Francisco Walk Sponsorship Packet. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250, this is a perfect opportunity for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits!

If you know a local business owner or company that would like to sponsor one of the Bay Area Walks, email us or send them the sponsorship packet.

Walk Details & Activities:

The 2017 Community Walk will be another great event and we are looking forward to growing it again this fall. Encourage others to walk with us to fight suicide. Registration is free!

. Registration opens at 9:00am, and the walk program will begin at 10:00am.

There are transit and parking options to get to the site, and we will have new merchandise available at the walk as well.

Our Route:

Our walk route will be approximately 3 miles over level and mostly paved surfaces that is very accessible to all of our walkers. We will begin and end at Mission Creek Park and will walk along the Bay and the scenic waterfront to Rincon Park and back. If you would like to walk only part of the walk route, you will be able to turn back at any point, and we will have event volunteers along the way to help with questions.

Remembrance/Hope Activities:

Honor Beads will be available to all participants and you are welcome and encouraged to take beads to wear on the day of the walk. If you would like to know more about the Honor Beads, click here to find out what they signify.

We'll  have our Photo Display Wall set up again and all participants are welcome to bring a photo of their loved ones to place on this display. Note: please bring copies of your photo that are not originals in case of accidental damage.

Messages of Hope will also be on display again this year and we look forward to watching this living display grow throughout the morning.

Lifekeeper Memory Quilts will be on display as well, and you can contact us to be a part of the quilt project here in the Bay Area.

Volunteer With Us on Walk Day:

Volunteer with us on Walk Day and help us make the San Francisco Out of the Darkness Community Walk a success. Our walk is planned and managed by Volunteers just like you, and we would love to have your help on the day of the walk. 

We'll have volunteers helping with everything from Event Set Up & Breakdown to Food and Beverage Stations, the Honor Bead Tent, Route Support, Prize Giveaways, and much more!

Email us at if you are interested in helping with the walk or if you have any questions about Volunteering with us.

Help Spread the Word: Printable Flyers

Help us spread the word about the Out of the Darkness Walks by distributing flyers in your neighborhood. Downtown areas, local businesses and schools, and high traffic events all make the perfect places to post flyers. Contact us and we'll be glad to email some flyers directly to you.

CLICK HERE to print flyers for the SF Walk.

Map and Driving Directions:

Join us again at Mission Creek Park.


*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.


Sponsored By

Heart and Soul Center of Light
Stephen Hebert Painting
Tomrose Construction, Inc.
Blackthorn Therapeutics Inc.
Drinker Biddle
Dharma Merchant Services
United HealthCare Services
ALTO Pharmacy
TMS Health Solutions
Ketamine Treatment Centers
Amaglamated Transit Union LCL 1555
Center for Discovery
Marshalls - SF
Daddy's City Diner
3 Fish Studios
Quality Nails Design

Quick Stats

$168,530.62 Raised
1,322 Participants

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