San Luis Obispo 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, emceed by DJ Nash, Creator & Executive Producer of A Million Little Things!
Our Virtual Resource Fair is now LIVE! Click here

Donations are accepted until December 31st.


Welcome to the San Luis Obispo Out of the Darkness Experience

While AFSP's Out of the Darkness Walks 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 use our voices and share our stories to provide hope.

This year, we invited you to walk, run, bike, swim, or choose your own adventure where you live! 

Let's continue to show the world that we are always #TogetherToFightSuicide- share your pictures on social media and don't forget to tag us! 

Visit our Virtual Office here for additional resources!

For more information, please contact:
Cerra Himle, Experience Chair
Cell: 805-286-8934


YES! The San Luis Obispo 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 walks next to you (within safe distancing guidelines)! The walking 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! **Click here to download your certificate**

  • 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 #AFSPSLO.

Post to your Facebook page and add the San Luis Obispo 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 #AFSPSLO


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.


To access the resource fair, click here


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

Click here to see more opportunities of AFSP swag you could earn! 

**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.


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 San Luis Obispo Out of the Darkness Experience? Email us at to get involved!

We are always #TogetherToFightSuicide.