Orlando Walk

Join us on February 1, 2020

Sorry, registrations are currently closed.

Event Details

Walk Date: 02/01/2020
Walk Location: Baldwin Park (2420 Lakemont Ave) - Orlando, FL
Check-in/Registration Time: 7:30 am
Program Begins: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 9:30 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Vicki Long 
Contact Phone: 407-701-2422 
Contact Email: [email protected]

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 March 31st.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Orlando 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.

About the Walk

13th Annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk, is a 2.6 mile scenic walk around Lake Baldwin. It's a journey of hope — to heal the losses of the past and help prevent suicide from taking more lives. Proceeds will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, to fund research, education, survivor and awareness programs — both to prevent suicide and to assist those affected by suicide.

Become a Sponsor

Download the Orlando Walk Sponsorship Packet. With 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!

Click here to upload your sponsor agreement and logo online.

Help Spread the Word!

Download the Orlando 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.  View event 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 02/01/2020 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. 

Any team that raises $1,000 by January 2, 2019 will have their team name printed on the back of the 2020 Orlando Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt. 

The Top Fundraising team as of 9 am on 2/2/20 will lead the walk by carrying the AFSP Central Florida Chapter Banner. 

The Top Fundraising individual as of 9am on 2/1/20 will release the first dove in our dove release ceremony.

**note - for the safety of the birds the dove release ceremony is weather permitting. 


Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at our event. AND - with a $5 donation, you can pick up an AFSP Pooch bandana at the Paws for Prevention Table and you can also get a ticket to win a Doggie Basket.


Activities of Hope and Healing

We will have activities of hope and healing. Feel free to bring a positive message or picture of a loved one to share on our memory walk. Along the walk we will have the opportunity for you to draw or write a message with chalk on the sidewalk. Also we will have a butterfly tree.

Memory Wall

Honor your loved one at the Memory Wall. Please bring a copy of your loved one's picture Pictures will not be returned and may be displayed at future Walks, awareness and educational events.

Memory Signs

Dedicate a sign in memory of a loved one lost to suicide. These signs will be displayed at the Orlando Out of the Darkness Walk as a memorial to those we have lost and as a reminder of why we fight to bring the issue of suicide out of the darkness and help those who may still be struggling.

The sign will be created in memory of your loved one and personalized with a message or quote.

If you are interested, please fill out this form and payment by Wednesday, January 22nd.

Memory Signs Cost $50 - Following completion of this online form an AFSP Representative will follow up with an invoice.

Butterfly Tree

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.


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!