Out of the Darkness Community Walks

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Event Information
Date: 
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Participant Locations: 
In-person
Event Address: 
Ida Lee Park
60 Ida Lee Dr NW
leesburg, VA 20176
Brief Description of Event: 
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Community Walks give people the courage to open up about their own connections to our mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide, and a platform to create a culture that’s smarter about mental health. Friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers walk side-by-side, supporting each other and in memory of those we’ve lost. Following the outbreak of COVID-19 in spring 2020, our amazing volunteers and staff were determined to stay connected to one another. Our participants came #TogetherToFightSuicide as we transformed the remaining Walks into a variety of physically distanced creative activities known as Out of the Darkness Experiences. As we look ahead to fall 2021, we're moving forward with plans to return to in-person Out of the Darkness Community Walks. The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers will be our top priorities as we work with local authorities to make decisions about event details in your community, and we'll continue to offer options to participate online and in your neighborhood. The global pandemic has impacted the emotional and economic well-being of many individuals and families, and left many of us to manage a variety of emotions, including feelings of uncertainty. We also know increases in suicide are not a foregone conclusion if we act now to mitigate risk and support the mental health of our friends, families, and neighbors. But we need your help. Every dollar you raise through the Out of the Darkness Walks allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide. It’s more important than ever for us to stay connected. Register today at afsp.org/loudoun
Organizations Involved
Organization to be Benefited: 
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Sponsoring Organization: 
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
501-C3 Status: 
Yes, the sponsoring or served organization is a registered 501-C3
Event Coordinator Info
Event Coordinator Name: 
Brittany Lang
Event Coordinator Email: 
Open to volunteers: 
Please contact event coordinator