River Valley Experience

Join us on November 1, 2020

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Event Details

Walk Date: 11/01/2020
Walk Location: Program Online on Facebook Live - Walk Location of Your Choice
Walk Program Begins: 12:00 pm
Walk Ends: 2:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Ashley Risenhoover 
Contact Phone: 918-981-2025 
Contact Email: AFSP.mcfaul@yahoo.com

Online registration closes November 1.  Registration is free and open to the public and donations are accepted until December 31st.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness River Valley Experience

While, the River Valley Out of the Darkness Walk is 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 use our voices and share our stories to provide hope.

We invite you to join us this Fall for an Out of the Darkness Experience. We’re working hard to plan meaningful opportunities to connect and inspire you. We want to keep you up-to-date with the most current information so be sure to register here! 

WHY I WALK - Also, as part of our online ceremony, we will be sharing your stories so be sure to submit a photo of your loved one and your story HERE

In addition to registering on this page for the Experience, check out the Hope in the Mailbox campaign below:

Hope in the Mailbox - Today, we launched our #HopeInTheMailbox postcard campaign. Bring a smile to someone's face by clicking here: www.afsp.org/HopeInTheMailbox - You can still spread HOPE even if we can't be together in person.

Click the Register Now button at the top of the page to get started right away. 

    Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a bold goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Help Spread the Word!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness #TogetherToFightSuicide

  Follow us on Facebook! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page. 

  Follow us on Twitter! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness and #TogetherToFightSuicide to your tweets!
Follow us on Instagram! Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness and #TogetherToFightSuicide! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in walker central

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 11/01/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!

T-shirts will be mailed to the address you used when registering.


Activities of Hope and Healing

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. Learn more by watching our honor bead video.


The Out of the Darkness Experience is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.

If you're looking for resources, please visit www.afsp.org/resources.

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the River Valley Experience!