Coachella Valley Out of the Darkness Experience

Join us on October 24, 2020


Watch the 2020 Southern California Out of the Darkness Experience Opening Ceremony and Honor Bead Ceremony above!

Our Virtual Resource Fair is now LIVE! Click here

Registration closes at 12midnight on 10/24. Donations are accepted until December 31st.


Welcome to the Coachella Valley Out of the Darkness Experience

While AFSP's Out of the Darkness events are going to look different this year, our mission to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide has not changed. We are a strong and resilient community, united in our effort to fight suicide, raise awareness, educate our communities, support those who have lost loved ones, and support those with lived experience. We will use our voices and share our stories to provide HOPE.

This year, we invite you to walk, run, bike, swim, or choose your own adventure where you live! Join us on October 24th at 9:00am for our online Southern California Opening Ceremony.
Register Now and show the world that we are always #TogetherToFightSuicide.

Visit our Virtual Office here to learn about upcoming E-vents, submit your Remembrance Photos, & more!

For more information, please contact:
Morgan Cohn, Associate Area Director
Phone: 855-869-AFSP (2377) x2

Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.


YES! The Coachella Valley Out of the Darkness Experience is a real walk, but on your terms: you get to choose your own course, what time you start, and who joins you (within safe distancing guidelines)! The event is real—it's the community that's virtual this year.

More great reasons to register:

  • All participants can create and join teams. This is a great way to motivate family, friends, and co-workers to join you!

  • Registered participants will receive a HOPE SIGN to print and carry with them! Personalize it with your name and your reason for walking. #WhyIWalk

  • After the e-vent, you'll get a certificate of achievement to print out and show off!

  • You can connect with our new virtual community by joining our brand-new Facebook group! You'll meet other participants from across Southern California.


We encourage you to tell your story about why you support #AFSPiedc.

Post to your Facebook page and add the Coachella Valley Out of the Darkness Experience link (, or the direct link to your fundraising page!

If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event.Don’t forget to add #TogetherToFightSuicide to your tweets!

Remember your LinkedIn connections!

Share your photos! #TogetherToFightSuicide #AFSPiedc


Click here to become a SPONSOR! Or contact us and we'll send you more details. ALL sponsors will receive numerous marketing benefits, including a spotlight in our online Southern California Opening Ceremony on October 24th.


Click here to become a RESOURCE FAIR PARTNER! This opportunity is exclusively for non-profit organizations. All approved partners will be included in our interactive Southern California Resource Fair platform. This online platform will remain live until December 31st. (For our for-profit partners: All sponsorship levels include an opportunity to participate in the resource fair. If you are a current sponsor, but have not received your promo code, please email us here.)


- Raise $50 and receive an AFSP SoCal face mask!

**All funds must be posted online by September 30th to qualify. Masks will be mailed to participants.

- Raise $150 and receive an Out of the Darkness t-shirt!

**All funds must be posted online by October 26th to qualify. T-shirts will mailed to participants. Due to printing/shipping delays, packages may not arrive until the end of the year.

Click here to see more AFSP's swag you could earn! 


- Teams that raise $1000 or more online by October 10th will have a TEAM YARD SIGN printed and mailed to their team captain!

- The TOP 10 teams across Southern California by October 24th will receive a post-event social media SPOTLIGHT on ALL So Cal AFSP Chapter Facebook pages. (Deadline 9:00PM PT)


DOWNLOAD and share your color(s) on social media.

Would you like your loved one to be included in the 2020 Southern California Honor Bead Ceremony? Submit your remembrance photos here. (Note - photos submitted after September 30th will be included in our post-event video.)


Want to help plan the Coachella Valley Out of the Darkness Experience? Email us at to get involved!

We are always #TogetherToFightSuicide.