Chicagoland Walk

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Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk


Will you help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide?

We know times are tough and it has been a long road since 2020 but we hope you will make a commitment to support suicide prevention. You don't need to decide today if you will walk or join virtually, but we do ask that you commit to standing with AFSP to raise awareness and fight this leading cause of death. Register today or donate to help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

The Chicagoland Walk, whether held in-person, virtually, or both, is about community, connection, and hope. However you participate - a walker, virtual participant, donor, or sponsor - you are part of an important movement to create awareness about suicide prevention.



Walk Date: 10/02/2021
Walk Location: Montrose Harbor - Chicago, IL
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Event Begins: 9:00 am
Event Ends: 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Courtney Collins 
Contact Phone: 312-802-9714
Contact Email:

Monthly Tip: Register today and be sure to invite family, friends, colleagues, and anyone else in your network! The more participation, the more awareness we can raise about suicide prevention.

Chicagoland Walk FAQs

When and where is the event taking place?
The event is taking place on Saturday, October 2nd at Montrose Harbor. The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers will be our top priorities as we work with local authorities to make decisions about event details, and we'll continue to offer options to participate online and in your neighborhood.


Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee to participate.


How do I make an offline donation?
To send a donation by check, please complete this form and send it with your check to the address provided.

Is there a fundraising minimum?
No, but we strongly encourage each participant to set a $150 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official walk t-shirt!


How do I set up my personal fundraising page?
If you need help logging into or setting up your fundraising page, click here for a step-by-step guide.


For additional questions, please email


How You Can Help

Become a Sponsor

More information coming soon!

Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

A link to promotional materials will be available soon!

Share on Social Media

Share your story, post photos, invite others to join you or donate to your fundraising efforts. Social media is a powerful tool!

Please be sure to use the following: @AFSPIL #ootdccw

Fundraise Online

$150+ - Walk t-shirt. Raise $150 by September 1st and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!

$500-$999 - Red Ribbon Walker.

$1,000+ - Blue Ribbon Walker.

In addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations.


Day of Experience: Resources & Activities

On-Site Activities
More details coming soon!


Honor Beads

Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.

Why I Walk Wall
and Memorial Wall

The walls are a place to remember a loved one with a message or photo as well as honor yourself or a loved one.


Thank you for your support! Together, we can fight suicide.