Sacramento Walk

Join us on September 29, 2018


Event Details

Walk Date: 09/29/2018
Walk Location: State Capitol - 1315 10th Street - Sacramento, CA
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/29/2018 at 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:30 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Sarah Benedict 
Contact Phone: 916-534-9872 
Contact Email:

Welcome to the Sacramento Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide

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 the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, 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!

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the Walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the event as listed above. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Quick Links:
Spread the Word  
Sponsorships Team/Fundraising Incentives
Community Resources Location and Route
T-Shirts Remembrance Activities


Download (JPEG or PDF) the 2018 Sacramento Walk flyer to help promote the event in your community and through social media! We encourage you to tell your story about why you support #AFSPSacramento.

Post to your Facebook page and add the Sacramento Walk link (, or the direct link to your fundraising page!


If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #StopSuicide to your tweets!


Remember your LinkedIn connections!


Share your photos! #OutoftheDarkness


Click here to download the Walk Sponsorship Opportunities packet or contact us and we'll send you a copy. ALL sponsors will receive numerous marketing benefits and recognition opportunities.


Want to host an information table inside the Walk Community Resource Fair? Contact us and we'll be glad to discuss our tabling opportunities. (501c3 non-profit organizations only). Space is limited and will fill up quickly so apply today!


Raise $150 by September 29th (the day of the event) and receive an official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt! Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations at the registration tents on the day of the event.


- Walks teams that raise $1000 or more online by August 31st will have their TEAM NAME added to the 2018 Sacramento Walk t-shirt!

- Walk teams that raise $1500 or more online by September 14th will have a handheld TEAM NAME SIGN printed to carry at the event!

- The team that fundraises the most online by September 28th (the Friday before the event) at noon will carry the AFSP banner and lead the route!


- Walkers that raise $150 or more by walk day receive an official event T-Shirt!

- Walkers that raise $200 or more by walk day will receive a special gift from the local chapter!

- Walkers that raise $1,000 or more by walk day will receive both of the above.


This year's event will be held again at the West Steps of the State Capitol.The walk route is approximately 3 miles and is wheelchair and stroller-friendly.


There are many garages and parking options near the Capitol and most have space available on weekend mornings. The Capitol Garage at 10th & L Streets is a large garage with $5 flat rate parking all day on Saturday.

Note: There are several other large events happening on 9/29 in the area of the Capitol, so please use the above links to arrange parking locations.


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.

The Walk is a journey of remembrance and an event that unites a community - a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones.

We all wear honor beads (available for free at the Honor Beads tent on the day of the event, while supplies last) - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience.



We want to spread the message that it is possible to overcome suicidal thoughts and feelings and that there are many resources available to help those who are struggling to cope. We will have a special area at this year's event again for walkers to create a message of hope for themselves, someone they know, or just to provide strength to someone who might be struggling. Help us create a community of caring by letting each other know that anyone can experience suicidal thoughts but there is help, and there is hope.

Remembrance Posters:

Honor your loved ones by purchasing a Remembrance Poster for the 2018 Sacramento Out of the Darkness Walk. Posters will be displayed along the walk route and will be available for pick up after the walk at the Remembrance Poster Tent.

CLICK HERE for details about the Remembrance Posters and instructions for ordering.

Note: The deadline for ordering a 2018 poster is Wednesday September 19th and no submissions will be accepted after this date.


Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the Walk Resource Fair. Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 9:00am. This is your opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to making a difference in the community.

Sponsored By

AJ's Boarding Inc.
Sutter Health
Sierra Vista Hospital