Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk Returns to Nation's Capital on June 1

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Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk Returns to Nation's Capital on June 1

The first Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk was held in Washington, DC, in 2002.

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to announce that AFSP will be holding its 2013 national walk for suicide prevention—the Out of the Darkness Overnight—in Washington, DC, on June 1–2.

The Overnight is like no other walk. It's a 16-mile journey through the night, 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, and their family and friends—as well as advocates, mental health professionals and others who care deeply about preventing this tragic loss of life. They all join together to raise awareness, raise funds for research and programs, and to break the silence.

If you walked in the Overnight before, I hope you will return and walk in Washington. If you haven’t walked in the Overnight, I hope you will consider joining us in June in the nation’s capital. What an important statement it will make to have thousands walk in Washington, DC, the site of the very first Overnight in 2002, and to bring national attention to our cause. Join us on June 1.

If you register by February 26 you will receive a special $25 registration fee (a 50% savings). To receive this special offer, use the promotional code AFSP13 online at TheOvernight.org or call 1-888-843-6837.

In the not so distant past suicide was poorly understood and rarely talked about. Then, suicide was a secret; now suicide is seen as a major public health problem—and its prevention is becoming a priority for our nation. Your involvement is making this possible. Thank you.


Bob Gebbia

Robert Gebbia
AFSP Executive Director