Chicagoland Experience

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Together to Fight Suicide:
Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Experience

While, the Out of the Darkness Chicagoland 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, and we will share more details about our exciting plans in the coming weeks. We want to keep you up-to-date with the most current information so be sure to register today!


Date: 10/17/2020 and 10/18/2020
Location: Online
Event Begins: Saturday, October 17th at 9:00 am
Event Ends: Sunday, October 18th at 2:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Courtney Collins 
Contact Phone: 312-802-9714 
Contact Email: [email protected]

Why Register?

Chicagoland Experience FAQs

When and where is the event taking place?
The event will be online this year. We are working hard to plan a meaningful experience and will be sharing more details soon!


Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee to participate.


How do I make an offline donation?
To send a donation by check, please complete this form and send it with your check to the address provided.

Is there a fundraising minimum?
No, but we strongly encourage each participant to set a $150 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official event t-shirt!


How do I set up my personal fundraising page?
If you need help logging into or setting up your fundraising page, click here for a step-by-step guide.


For additional questions, please email [email protected].


How You Can Help

Become a Sponsor

Are you looking for a way to show your community and employees that you're committed to their mental health and well-being?  Sponsor the Chicagoland Experience! Email [email protected] for more information.

Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Order promotional materials here!

Share on Social Media

Share your story, post photos, invite others to join you or donate to your fundraising efforts. Social media is a powerful tool!

Please be sure to use the following: @AFSPIL @AFSPChicago #ootdccw

Fundraise Online

$150+ - Walk t-shirt. Raise $150 by September 19 and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!


$500-$999 - Red Ribbon Walker. Receive a $25 certificate to the AFSP Store.

$1,000+ - Blue Ribbon Walker. Receive a $25 certificate to the AFSP Store.


Day of Experience: Resources & Activities

Online Activities
More details coming soon!


Honor Beads

We are working on ways to ensure participants can have their beads prior to the event weekend. More to come soon!

Why I Walk Wall
and Memorial Wall

We are looking to incorporate these important elements into the experience!


Thank you for your support! Together, we can fight suicide.