The Out of the Darkness Overnight is a fundraising walk of 16-18 miles throughout the night, designed to raise funds and make a bold statement to bring the issue of suicide out into the light. The Overnight is organized by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
After you register, you will receive complete information on training and fundraising. A Coach will be assigned to you to support you every step of the way and will help you create a plan to get in shape and exceed your fundraising minimum. Did you know the majority of the Overnight's Walkers haven't participated in a fundraising walk before? With the help of their Coach, the average first-time Walker raises over $1,300 - we will be there to support you from the day you register. Looking for more general information about the Overnight? Visit our FAQ section.
A Powerful Impact
Each Walker agrees to raise at least $1,000. With net proceeds benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to fund research, education, survivor and awareness programs - both to prevent suicide and to assist those affected by suicide, you can guarantee that your efforts will be touching the life of someone affected by suicide.
Full Time Student Program
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students, and one in twelve teenagers will attempt suicide this year. Because these populations are so deeply affected by suicide and depression, we're making it easier for full time students to participate by reducing the registration fee to $35 and the minimum fundraising requirement to $700 for all full-time students.
You're in great hands
Out on the road, you're never alone. The Crew supports you all along the way. Rest stops line the route, stocked with everything you need to stay safe and energized. Best of all, the thousands of fellow Walkers form a seemingly endless sea of smiles, kind words and helping hands.
Capture the Spirit
It's easy to get swept up in the spirit of the Out of the Darkness Overnight. You can sense it in the air and see it in the faces all around you. It's a tide of hope that will not be turned. A well of generosity that will never run dry. This is what it feels like to be part of a community that understands your experience. This is the road to a future where no one has to suffer in silence.