Lansing / Capital Area Walk

Join us on September 21, 2019

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/21/2019
Walk Location: Hawk Island Park - Lansing, MI
Check-in/On Site Registration Time: 9:15 am
Program Start:11:00 am
Walk Begins: 11:30 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Stephanie Brookhouse & Liz Baker 
Contact Phone: 517-927-1327 
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 Lansing / Capital Area 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.

Walk Route

Our Walk route is a paved scenic trail.  Walkers can vary the length of their walk by the number of laps they choose to complete.  One lap is about 1.5 miles.


Friendly dogs are allowed at Hawk Island County Park on a 6 foot or less leash and under the immediate control of a responsible person.  Please be prepared to clean up after your dog and provide ample water.

Become a Sponsor!

Download the Lansing/Capital Area Walk SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500, 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!

Click here to upload your sponsor agreement and logo online.


Help Spread the Word!

Download the Lansing/Capital Area 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!Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness

  Follow Us! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page. 

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

  Remember your LinkedIn connections!
  Follow Us! Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in walker central (must be logged in)


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 09/21/2019 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. 

Activities of Hope and Healing

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.

There is an honor bead for everyone, whether you have lost a loved one, struggle personally, support a friend and/or family member, or all of the above.

Remembrance Tent 

Bring a photo to honor your loved one in this area. 

Messages of Hope

Write your own message of hope to those who are struggling. Together we are stronger.


A craft area will be available to create something in memory or in honor of someone.

Photo Booth

Take pictures alone, in groups or with your whole team to support suicide prevention.

Other Activities


A variety of vendors will be available with information on how they support mental health and suicide prevention.

Silent Auction

There will be a silent auction prior to the start of the opening ceremonies. A variety of items will be available donated by individuals and businesses.


Official AFSP merchandise will be available to purchase at the walk.

Team Tent

Feel free to bring a tent (no stakes) to set up for your team.

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, support, and a walk that unites a campus and community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. 

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

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