The Out of the Darkness Overnight Brings Suicide Prevention into the Light

04/04/2014

The Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk

The Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk is like no other fundraiser in the world. It's a 17-mile journey through the night, a walk from dusk until dawn. This powerful walk brings together people who have lost a loved one to suicide, people who struggle with depression or suicidal behavior, families, friends, advocates, mental health professionals, and others who care deeply about preventing this tragic loss of life.

For twelve years AFSP has brought together 4,000 volunteers and almost 24,000 walkers. Through our walkers' generous fundraising efforts, we raise funds for suicide prevention research, advocacy, and awareness. AFSP is the nation's largest private funder of suicide prevention research, and the Overnight is AFSP's largest single-event fundraiser. We couldn't do what we do without the Overnight walk, and we're excited to invite you to join us.

The Overnight not only raises funds; it also creates national awareness. This year, through the Overnight walks in Seattle on June 14th and Philadelphia on June 28th, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will bring attention to the cause of suicide prevention on both of our nation's coasts. If you walked in the Overnight before, we hope you will return and walk in one of these exciting cities. If you haven’t walked in the Overnight, we hope you will consider joining us in June in Seattle or Philadelphia. Help us join together to raise awareness, raise funds for research and programs, and to break the silence.

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