Jacksonville Walk

Join us on December 1, 2018


Event Details

Walk Date: 12/01/2018
Walk Location: Treaty Oak Park, 1123 Prudential Dr. - Jacksonville, FL
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:30 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Ellen Menendez (see below) & Sarah Clark (561-392-7877, sclark@afsp.org) 
Contact Phone: 904-465-7106 
Contact Email: ellenmenendez.afsp@gmail.com

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 Jacksonville Walk



Registration: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Opening Ceremony:    10:00 AM
Walk Begins:  10:30 AM
Closing Ceremony: 12:00 PM



Parking:  Free parking is available at the Suddath Parking Garage located at 815 S. Main St.

Walk Route:  The walk will begin at Treaty Oak Park and go down Prudential Drive to the Riverwalk fountain and will head back to park.  The walk is approximately 3 miles and is paved the entire time.  Wheelchair and stroller friendly.

Pets:  Well-behaved, friendly pets are allowed at the walk.  Please make sure they are on a leash and that you bring your own bags to clean up after them.


Download the Jacksonville 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! 


Download the Jacksonville 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! If you would like hard copies mailed to you, email Sarah Clark at sclark@afsp.org

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. Click HERE to like our event page. Like the North Florida Facebook page HERE


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


Remember your LinkedIn connections!


Like AFSP Florida Panhandle on Instagram. 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 12/01/2018 and receive a 2018 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 Top Three Teams by October 26th at 9AM will have their team names printed on the participant shirts.


Honor Beads:

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

The 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

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. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

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 AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

As the leader in the fight against suicide, and thanks to walkers like you from cities across the country, 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 support! We look forward to seeing you at the Walk!


Sponsored By

Baptist Health System, Inc.
MHM Health Professionals, Inc.