Jersey Shore Walk

Join us on September 15, 2018


Event Details

Walk Date: 09/15/2018
Walk Location: Bar Anticipation - Lake Como, NJ
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/15/2018 at 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 2:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Elizabeth Roithmayr 
Contact Phone: 908-514-6028 
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 Jersey Shore Walk


Check-in/Registration Time:
Walk Program Begins:
Walk Begins: 
Walk Ends:
3:00 pm




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.


Thank you for your interest in the Jersey Shore Out of the Darkness Walk in 2018. We will be back at Bar Anticipation this year and there will again be a FREE lunch buffet after the walk. We also hope you will stay after the walk and take part in our amazing gift auction and 50/50 raffle! The walk has given people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss, and the platform to change our culture’s approach to mental health. It is an amazing event that brings our communities together to raise  voices for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Read below for more information about the family-friendly Jersey Shore walk and to get answers to frequently asked questions.


Download the Jersey Shore Walk SPONSORSHIP PACKETWith 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! 


Although fundraising is optional and there is no minimum fundraising requirement (and no fee to walk), we recommend each walker set a personal goal to raise $150. Each dollar raised helps us deliver suicide prevention programs and with last year's Walk fundraising we are able to hold educational programs throughout our communities on suicide prevention, advocate for public policy changes, support and hold survivors of suicide loss day events across the state and contribute to over $4.6 million in much needed scientific research grants awarded by  AFSP on a national level.

There are 3 small things you can do to kick-start your fundraising work:

Personalize your walker page online. Telling your story will make those who see your page feel more emotionally connected to you and the cause. If you’re a team captain, be sure to personalize your page!

Donate to yourself, even if just a modest sum of $20 to show others you are committed to the cause. It’s easier to ask others for money if they see you have also donated.

Share your page and story with others. It’s OK to ask for donations! And you may have to put out those requests several times- that’s OK too!

You are also welcome to hold your own third-party fundraising and use those funds raised toward your individual or team goal. Contact us for supporting your private fundraiser.

This website is designed for online donations. On the day of the walk, you can also bring cash or checks (made out to “American Foundation for Suicide Prevention” or “AFSP”) And please visit our Walker Central website for some great tips to help you reach your fundraising goals and help you promote your walk participation.


Check out some examples of past fundraising incentive "thank-you" gifts (the 2018 fall gifts will be announced soon).

Top sponsor: cuts the ribbon to start the walk

Top team: carries the walk banner and leads the walk


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.  Please follow our Out of the Darkness - Walk Jersey Shore page for updates and information.


If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #20x2025, #outofthedarkness #stopsuicide to all of 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 09/15/2018 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. 


Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. AND - with a $10 donation, you can pick up an AFSP Pooch bandana.


Bar Anticipation is located at 703 16th Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719. The walk is approximately 2 miles in length, starting and ending at Bar Anticipation.

What to expect at the walk: The walk will take place rain or shine and we encourage walkers to arrive at 9:00am when registration opens, so that you have ample time to check-in and then enjoy all of the pre-walk activities we have to offer.

•             Pre-walk activities will include: wearable buttons; a temporary tattoo parlor; honor bead necklaces; learning more about AFSP and our local chapter; community partner tables; and more.

•             The walk is not competitive. After you are done walking, you may go about your day.


Download the Jersey Shore Walk Walk Flyer to send to family and friends and display in your community.  Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives! 

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

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