Louisiana Chapter Virtual Campus Walk

Join us on April 24, 2021


Event Details

Walk Date: April 24th - May 1st 
Walk Location: Location of your choice!
Virtual Opening Ceremony:  9:00 am on May 1st 

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Meghan Goldbeck 
Contact Phone: 504-220-6100 
Contact Email: mgoldbeck@afsp.org

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.

Hope walks where you are! Join us anytime from
April 24th - May 1st for our virtual events

in celebration of our Virtual Campus Walks! 

Saturday, April 24th - Kick off the Out of the Darkness Virtual Campus Walk Festivities with a Day of Action! 

As part of your Day of Action, we encourage participants and team members to participate in a wellness activity. Suggested activities: walking, hiking, biking, yoga, drawing, painting, cooking, etc. Be sure to take photos and post to social media. Tag us on Facebook @AFSPLouisiana and on Instagram and Twitter @AFSPLouisiana. Be sure to use  #HopeWalksHere when posting your photos! If you haven't already, there's still time to register and join the fight against suicide! Click here to sign up today! 

Tuesday, April 27th -  Virtual Talk Saves Lives 

Join us for a live and virtual Talk Saves Lives presentation at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 27th. Register here and you'll be sent a Zoom link prior to the presentation. 

Wednesday, April 28th -  Virtual State Capitol Day

Share your voice with your legislators! Sign up for AFSP Louisiana's Virtual State Capitol Day on Wednesday, April 28th at 6:00 pm with a special message from LA Senator Fred Mills. Click here to register today! 

Saturday, May 1st -  Virtual Campus Walk Ceremony & Warm-up with Triumph Fitness! 

Tune in to AFSP Louisiana's Facebook page on Saturday, May 1st at 10:00 am for a virtual ceremony. Continue to take action with a warm-up from Triumph Fitness!  Need a place to walk, visit Yelp's Best Trails and enter your zip code! 

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Louisiana Chapter Virtual Campus Walk  

April 24th - May 1st 


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!


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 04/24/2021 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. 

Online registration closes at noon the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. 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.