Eugene OR Walk

Join us on September 30, 2018


Online registration has closed.  However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk starting at 10:00 AM on Sunday September 30th!  Registration is free and open to the public. 

Event Details

Walk Date: 09/30/2018
Walk Location: Alton Baker Park - Eugene, OR
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/30/2018 at 10:00 am
Opening Ceremony Begins: 11:00 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Sara Scofield 
Contact Phone: 541-513-5937 
Contact Email:


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Eugene OR Walk

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 right away.


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

Post to your Facebook page and add the Out of the Darkness Link, or direct link to your fundraising page. 


If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #20x2025 to your tweets!


Remember your LinkedIn connections!


Share your photos! 


There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  Tell your story about why you walk!

Walk Route:

Click Here to view a map of the walk route! 


Raise $150 by 09/30/2018 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 table the day of the Walk. 

Memorial Garden

At the walk we will have a Memorial Garden where you can honor the loved ones you Click here to download a copy of a sign you can decorate. We will have printed copies of the sign at the walk and supplies available for you to write on and decorate. You can also bring put a picture of your loved one on the sign.  Please note, due to weather and unforseen circumstances, you should only bring pictures that you have additional copies of as they could be lost or damaged during the course of the walk. 


Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are feeling like. Unlike other illnesses, its difficult to look at someone and know their connection.  

The Eugene Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance and a walk 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 - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience. 

These Honor Beads are provided to  registered participants free of charge.

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the walk!

Sponsored By

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)
John Hyland Construction
Oregon Fuel Injection Inc
Pacific Source Health Plans
Swanson Group