Date: Saturday, September 14th, 2019
Location: New Mexico Veterans Memorial (1100 Louisiana Blvd SE - Albuquerque NM 87108)
Walker Check-In/Registration Time: 8:00am
Opening Ceremony: 9:30am
Walk Begins (approx.):: 10:00am
Event Ends: 1:00pm
For more information, please contact:
Name: Bee Chavez
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 event 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.
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!
Raise $150 by September 14th (the day of the event) 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 tents on the day of the event.
VOLUNTEER WITH US ON WALK DAY
Volunteers assist with everything from set-up and breakdown to food and beverage stations, to route support, prize giveaways, and much more! Click here to register as a volunteer.
This year's event will be held at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial! (Click here for venue details.)
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 Walk is a journey of remembrance and an event 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 (available for free at the Honor Beads tent on the day of the event, while supplies last) - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience.