Milwaukee Experience

Join us on October 11, 2020


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Milwaukee Experience

While the Milwaukee 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, 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 sign up and join us here!

We are always #TogetherToFightSuicide

Event Details

Tune into our Facebook page for a special message from AFSP Wisconsin.
Date: 10/11/2020
Location: Walk route of your choice! 
Time: You choose.

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Natalie Kistner - Walk Chair 
Contact Phone: 414-216-4180 
Contact Email:

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

Become a Sponsor

Download the Milwaukee Out of the Darkness Experience SPONSORSHIP PACKETWith sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250 this is a perfect opportunity for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits!

Help Spread the Word!

Download the Milwaukee Experience Flyer to send to family and friends and display in your community.  Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives!  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. 
Click here to let everyone on Facebook know you're interested or participating in the event!

  Follow us on Twitter! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness to your tweets! @afspwichapter

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 the participant hub. @afspwichapter


There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  Tell your story!


T-Shirt & Honor Bead Pick-up October 10th

  • Raise $150 by 10/11/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!
  • All participants can pick up honor beads to show your connection to the cause
  • Drop off your personalized luminaria
  • Take team photo
  • Veterans Park, Milwaukee - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm RSVP to let us know you're coming!

Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations at Pick-Up Location. 


Activities of Hope and Healing

Special Online Ceremony to be  held October 25th

Join the Wisconsin Chapter along with participants from communities across the state for a virtual experience with event photos, videos, guest speakers, and a special Honor Bead Ceremony! 

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


Thank you for your support!