Rockland County Experience

Join us on October 3, 2020

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Event Details

Date: 10/03/2020
Location: Rockland Lake State Park - 299 Rockland - Valley Cottage, NY
Time:* 9-10: A-F, 10-11: G-O, 11-12: P-Z

*Once registered, you will be given a confirmed time for your experience.

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Holly McMahon 
Contact Phone: 845-570-1560 
Contact Email:

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk.  Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Rockland County Experience

We will have an in-person walkthrough opportunity on your walk date where you can:

     YOUR ARRIVAL TIME will go by your LAST NAME.

If you are registered on a team, please go by your Team Captain's LAST NAME
  9-10: A-L , 10-11: M-Z

At the walkthrough, you can:

 Pick up your walk t-shirt

Get AFSP resources

Participate in the memorial/remembrance activity

Wear your honor beads

View our Lifekeeper Memory Quilts

Get your picture taken in front of our banner

Drop off any donation money

  • THEN Take a walk, on your own/with your team. Your Walk. Your Way. Together to fight suicide.  The walking is real—it's the community that's virtual this year and that community will be all of our HV supporters on October 24th! It will be a Celebration of HOPE and Remembrance and we want everyone to be part of it.


Adhere to ALL NYS guidelines.

ALL staff & volunteers will be wearing masks & gloves.

Break the in-person event times up alphabetically (you will be assigned a time).

Have hand sanitizer and masks available.

Have separate entrance and exit paths with social distance markers.

Have volunteers to guide you.

 THINGS WE WILL NOT DO (at our in-person event):

Have an opening/closing ceremony.

Start walking at the same time.

Linger at the park.

                               **We are encouraging team captains to do the pick-ups  for their team.  

October 24th, as a unified community, we will come together virtually,
for a chapter wide event. 

This event will include:

Opening ceremony

Guest speaker(s)

Honor Bead Ceremony

2020 Remembrance Video- Request and dedicate a song to your loved one for the Remembrance Video-


Raise $25 by your walk day and receive a car magnet at check-in

Raise  $50 by your walk day and receive a travel mug at check-in        

Raise $250 by 10/2, and receive a "Hope in a Bag" at check-in.                                                       

Individuals who raise $500 by 10/7, will receive a personalized sign in honor or remembrance of your loved one. Your signs will be displayed during our Virtual Event on 10/24.  We will make arrangements for you to get the sign after the event.

Help Spread the Word!  Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness

  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 to your tweets!
Follow us on Instagram! Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! 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 10/03/2020 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 donations the day of the Walk.

Activities of Hope and Healing

2020 Remembrance Video: Submit a photo of your loved one (you can include anything you want us to know about them): , Deadline to Submit: October 8th. Once your photo has been received, you will receive an email confirmation. 

Request and dedicate a song to your loved one for the Remembrance Video-

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 Walk 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

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the Rockland County Experience!