Walk Date: 09/08/2019
Walk Location: Leadbetter Beach - Santa Barbara, CA
Check-in/Registration Time: 7:45 am
Walk Begins: 9:00 am
Walk Ends: 11:30 am
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Desert Ahana
Contact Phone: 619-438-2550
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 3.2 beautiful miles. Parking Information: Parking available at Leadbetter Beach. City parking rates apply.
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! If you’d like to volunteer day of or for the walk planning committee, please email email@example.com.
Become a Sponsor
Click here to download the Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara 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
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 09/08/2019 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 $2,500 or more online by 8/2 will have their TEAM NAME added to the 2019 Santa Barbara Walk t-shirt!
The Team that fundraises the most online by 9/6 (the Friday before the event) at noon will carry the AFSP banner and lead the route!
Activities of Hope and Healing
Send Love & appreciation to anyone in your life that could use a colorful pick me up.
Create a "Love Note" & send it off so others feel it too.
Postage & Art supplies provided.
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.