Fairfax Walk

Join us on September 29, 2018


New Location: Veteran’s Amphitheater, City of Fairfax  


Event Details

Walk Date: 09/29/2018
Walk Location: New Location: Veteran's Amphitheater - 10489 Armstrong Street (in front of City Hall), Fairfax, VA
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 11:00 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Karrie Boswell 
Contact Phone: 571-259-0721 
Contact Email: karrieboswell@aol.com

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 walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Welcome to the

Fairfax Out of the Darkness 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.


You know her from HOT 99.5’s Kane Show and now her own show weekdays 3PM – 7PM. Please join AFSP in welcoming Elizabethany as this year’s emcee of the Fairfax Out of the Darkness Walk pre-walk program. See her and the HOT 99.5 Street Team at the walk and join them to #BeTheVoice for suicide prevention.



Download the 2018 Fairfax Walk SPONSOR AGREEMENT to learn more about our various sponsorship opportunities. With sponsorship levels starting at just $250, this is a perfect way for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing benefits and the sooner you sponsor, the more benefits you’ll receive! 


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!


Earn Invitations to VIP events, Team Tents at the Walk, AFSP Swag and More!

To recognize, reward and show our sincere appreciation for our walkers and teams who have exhibited outstanding achievements in fundraising, we are happy and honored to provide the following 2018 Walker and Ream Rewards.


Raise $150 by 09/29/2018 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. 


There are a number of opportunities available to help on the day of the Fairfax Walk.  If you are interested in volunteering with us at the Fairfax Walk on September 29th, please complete this Volunteer Sign-Up Form.  Also, if you know any individuals or groups that may be interested in volunteering as well, please share the link to the above volunteer sign-up form or contact Ellen Shannon at eshannon@afsp.org


The walk route is approximately 1.9 miles and is paved and relatively flat. Walkers can absolutely bring strollers on the walk with them as this event is for the whole family. See Walk Map Here.


Be sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area with information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations. This will be an opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness and suicide, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those impacted by suicide loss or mental illness.

If you are interested in exhibiting in our Resource Fair, please download and complete the RESOURCE FAIR EXHIBITOR APPLICATION and return it to Ellen Shannon at eshannon@afsp.org by September 21, 2018. 


The Fairfax Walk welcomes all ages to attend! Bring the whole family and enjoy fun activities with you little ones at our Children’s Activity Area! 


Memories are our precious keepsakes of the loved ones we love so much.  Please bring a picture, quote and/or special poem for your loved one that can be included in the Remembrance Book.


Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the Walk. AND with a $10 donation, you can pick up an AFSP dog bandana for your best friend! 

Captain Buck Best and Fairfax Fire Department emotional therapy dog Belle Best 

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

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