Walk Date: 10/12/2019
Walk Location: Mission Plaza - San Luis Obispo, CA
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:45 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Christine Claxton
Contact Phone: 805-602-0493
Contact Email: email@example.com
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.
Become a Sponsor
Click here to download the San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo 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 #OOTDWalkSLO
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 10/12/2019 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.
The Walk team that raises $2,500 or more online by 9/6 will have their TEAM NAME added to the 2019 San Luis Obispo Walk t-shirt!
The team that fundraises the most online by 10/11 (the Friday before the event) at noon will carry the AFSP banner and lead the route!
Activities of Hope and Healing
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.