St. Louis Walk

Join us on September 30, 2018


Event Details

Walk Date: 09/30/2018
Walk Location: Creve Coeur Park - Treymayne Pavilion - St. Louis, MO
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/30/2018 at 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 12:00 pm
Walk Ends: 4:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Jeanni Schmidt (info below) & Kellen Wolters (309-750-3116) 
Contact Phone: 314-392-7136 
Contact Email:

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 from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness St. Louis Walk

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Click the Register Now button at the top of the page to get started right away.


Team Captains:
To avoid possible long lines on Walk day, team captains are invited to Creve Coeur Park (same location as event site) to check-in their team on Friday, Sept. 28, 5-8 pm.

Team captains will get any t-shirts earned by walkers on the team. Also, they will be able to turn in any additional donations. 


Parking/Transportation: Additional parking for the event will be held at the Pattonville High School parking lot. Shuttle buses will be available for all participants to and from the event site. Parking is still available at Creve Coeur Park, but we encourage all walkers to carpool, Uber or Lyft to alleviate parking congestion. 

Pattonville High School is located at 2497 Creve Coeur Mill Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043


The Walk is 3.8 miles on a paved path and has water stations along the route. 


Kids are the future, so let's get them involved! 

All kids (age 11 and younger) can raise funds for our Out of the Darkness Walk!

Click on this logo to print out a larger version and attach it to a change container. Each child can bring their change to the walk and have it counted! The most raised will get a prize at the walk and all kids will be recognized for their fundraising efforts! 


*Deadline to submit photos: Sept. 23*

Every year, at our AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk, we have photographs of our loved ones on display. If you would like to have a photograph of your loved one at this year’s walk, please email a photo and put "Walk Photo" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the person's name, and any brief message you'd like displayed with the photo to: (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A NEW EMAIL ADDRESS FOR PHOTOS THIS YEAR).

Photo file type should be jpeg and a high enough resolution that it can be enlarged to 8x10 without getting grainy. If you would like, you can send more than one photo, and a collage can be created. Because of space limitations, each loved one will have only one poster/collage.

Lifekeepers Memory Quilts: You will have the opportunity at the walk to have your loved one’s photo/poster made into a permanent fabric square on our memory quilt. For a $5.00 fee to offset the costs, you can reserve a spot on our next quilt for your loved one and all the work will be done for you. For more info on our quilt program:

I still have the electronic files of previous years' walk photos, so if you walked in the past and would like me to use the same photo, just please send an email letting me know that.
When you send your photo, you will receive a reply from me stating that I received it. If you don't receive a reply within 3 days, please resend.

Sue Powderly


Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness

Post to your Facebook page and add the Out of the Darkness Link, or direct link to your fundraising page. 


If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #20x2025 to your tweets!


Remember your LinkedIn connections!


Share your photos! 


There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  Tell your story about why you walk!


Raise $150 by 09/30/2018 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirt!     

Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations at the registration table the day of the Walk. 


Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the walk!

Sponsored By

Mercy Hospital - St. Louis