Butler University Campus Walk

Join us on April 18, 2021

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Event Details

Walk Date: 04/18/2021
Walk Location: Location of your choice!
Opening Ceremony: 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Holly Westerkamp 
Contact Phone: 317-537-7185 
Contact Email: butler.afspin@gmail.com

While this year is going to look a little different in years past, we encourage participants and their teams to walk together this weekend. 


We have approval to have groups of 25 or less walk on Butler's campus this Sunday. If you would like to walk the route on Butler's Campus, please pick a time slot here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050D4AA8A922A5FA7-butler


Walker's who raise $100 by midnight on 4/18 will receive the 2021 Butler Walk shirt by mail. (Shirts will be mailed to address in walker's DonorDrive account).


Honor beads and AFSP resources can be picked up in front of the Riley Room on Butler's campus between 1 PM and 3 PM on Sunday 4/18.


The safety and well-being of our participants, volunteers, and staff is our top priority. We will be closely monitoring the safety guidelines and regulations given by the school/county/state, and will have an in-person walk and/or smaller in-person events as long as it is safe to do so.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, as well as your dedication to preventing suicide.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Butler University Campus Walk  




Register for the Butler Walk and raise $25 by April 18th and get the below "Bulldogs Together to Fight Suicide" sticker mailed to you! This sticker is designed by Butler Alum and former Butler Walk Chair Kennedy Harris. Kennedy is also the creator of "Live Inspired" -proceeds from sales benefit AFSP! 

Having trouble registering?  Click here to view a step-by-step guide.  Refer to page 1 if you’re registering yourself, page 5 if you’re registering someone else through your own account, or page 8 if you’re signing up in person on the day of the event.  Be sure to also check out some of the Frequently Asked Questions on page 10.

If you’ve already registered and would like to either create a new team or join an existing one, log into your AFSP account and click on the “change team membership” option on the right hand side of your dashboard tab (on mobile you’ll need to click “dashboard” first).

And don't forget to use the Activity Tracker to be active while FUNdraising!

Become a Sponsor!

Download the Butler University Sponsorship Packet. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500, 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!

Click here to upload logo and sponsor agreement online.

Help Spread the Word!

Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! Use #HopeWalksHere and #OutoftheDarkness

Free Tee!!

Raise $100 by 04/18/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Campus Walk T-shirt!

Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations at the registration table the day of the Walk (if happening in person).

Team Donations — Donations can be made to a team, BUT the T-shirt and other incentives are based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising. Any donations made to the team as a whole will not go to any of the team members' individual fundraising totals. 

So please fundraise as an individual by sending friends and family to your personal page, and ask for a team "sponsorship" from local businesses, clubs, etc. and use it as a way to ask for donations during a team fundraising event!

Activities of Hope & Healing


Honor Beads

Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental health condition can sometimes feel as if no one understands what you are going through. Wearing honor beads the day of the walk is a way to show each other that we are all connected to the cause, and that no one is alone.

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.

The Out of the Darkness Campus Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, support, and a walk that unites a campus and community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. 

Walk donations are accepted until June 30th.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

As the leader in the fight against suicide, and thanks to walkers like you from cities across the country, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

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