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Out of the Darkness Walks

Walk to Save Lives

Suicide claimed 41,149 lives in 2013 in the United States alone, with someone dying by suicide every 12.8 minutes. A suicide attempt is made every minute of every day, resulting in nearly one million attempts made annually.

When you walk in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walks, you join efforts with thousands of people nationwide to raise money for AFSP’s vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives. The walks raise awareness about depression and suicide, and provide comfort and assistance to those who have lost someone to suicide.



Out of the Darkness Community Walks are AFSP’s signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters every fall for 3- to 5-mile walks in hundreds of communities nationwide.

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Out of the Darkness Campus Walks engage youth in AFSP’s mission and programs with 3- to 5-mile walks each spring at colleges and high schools across the country.

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Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk is AFSP’s premier annual national event. The Overnight is a challenging 16- to 18-mile walk from dusk to dawn that rotates cities each year.

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