Salem Out of the Darkness Walk

Join us on October 13, 2018


Online registration for the walk has closed!  Anyone who wishes to participate may register in person at the walk starting at 8:30 am!

Event Details

Walk Date: 10/13/2018
Walk Location: State Capitol Steps - Salem, OR
Check-in/Registration Time: 10/13/2018 at 8:30 AM
Opening Ceremony Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Ari Woods 
Contact Phone: 541-730-2144 
Contact Email:

 Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Salem Out of the Darkness 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.


Click Here to download and share the flyer for the walk! 

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

Follow the event on Facebook for updates, contests and more! 

If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event! Use #StopSuicide to your tweets! Follow the Oregon Chapter on Twitter!


Remember to ask your LinkedIn connections to join you or make a donation to your fundraising efforts!


Share your photos on Instagram!  Follow the Oregon Chapter!



Raise $150 by 10/13/2018 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. 


The route is about a mile long along closed streets around the capitol and park.  Click Here to view a map of the route!

Parking Information

FREE parking is available at the Capitol Mall Parking Structure. You will be able to enter the structure from Chemeketa St. NE. The street dips down and the parking garage is underneath the park!  Click Here for a map of the structure! 


Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are feeling like. Unlike other illnesses, its difficult to look at someone and know their connection.  

The Salem Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance and a walk that unites a community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. We all wear honor beads - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience.  These Honor Beads are provided to  registered participants free of charge. 

Memorial Activity

At the walk we will have a Memorial Garden where you can honor the loved ones you've lost.  Click here to download a copy of a sign you can decorate. We will have printed copies of the sign at the walk and supplies available for you to write on and decorate. You can also bring put a picture of your loved one on the sign.  Please note, due to weather and unforseen circumstances, you should only bring pictures that you have additional copies of as they could be lost or damaged during the course of the walk. 

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

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