Walk Date: 10/19/2019
Walk Location: Santa Monica Pier - Santa Monica, CA
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:45 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:30 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Rebecca Soriano & Juliette Bai (425-614-5598, email@example.com)
Contact Phone: 562-354-0889
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
We will walk 2.4 miles roundtrip along Ocean Ave. Click here for a map.
Transportation and Parking
Become a Sponsor
Click here to download the Greater Los Angeles - Santa Monica Walk Sponsorship Opportunities packet or contact us and we'll send you a copy. ALL sponsors will receive numerous marketing benefits. We can also create a custom sponsorship.
Help Spread the Word!
Download the PDF of the 2019 Greater Los Angeles - Santa Monica Walk Flyer to help promote the event in your community and through social media! We encourage you to tell your story about why you support AFSP.
Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness #OOTDWalkSM
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 10/19/2019 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.
Walk teams that raise $2500 or more online by 9/13 will have their TEAM NAME added to the 2019 Greater Los Angeles - Santa Monica Walk t-shirt!
The team thats fundraises the most online by 10/18 (the Friday before the event) at noon will carry the AFSP banner and lead the route!
Performing live at the walk - Alex Boyé! He has over 1 billion YouTube views, 1 million followers on YouTube and just finished opening for Jay Leno in Las Vegas. He’s also opened for Boyz II Men, Imagine Dragons, and 10,000 Maniacs in NY. In October, he’ll be releasing his new album, Coming To Amerika.
He is known for his diverse blend of African-infused pop music and vibrant dynamic visuals which have captured a loyal legion of online followers turning him into a viral sensation! Boyé’s viral videos of Africanized pop covers have been featured on Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, Jimmy Kimmel and more. One video “Frozen” already has nearly 102 Million views!
“The way that Alex Boyé uses his music to carry messages of hope for those struggling with mental health issues is an inspiration to us all. His powerful and uplifting song “Bend Not Break” is a source of strength for all who hear it, and especially for teens and young adults,” said Robert Gebbia, AFSP CEO. “We are honored to partner with Alex and grateful to him for lending his voice to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and suicide awareness!”
Activities of Hope and Healing
Please bring a small photo of your loved one to design a remembrance heart.
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.
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.