Ann Arbor Out of the Darkness Walk
Suicide Prevention Walk in Ann Arbor with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed as the Keynote Speaker
The mission of the AFSP is to "Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide". The AFSP carries out this mission by funding scientific research, educating the public about suicide prevention, advocating for public policies that support suicide prevention, and supporting survivors or suicide loss and those affected by suicide through our walks, events, and other activities. The Ann Arbor Out of the Darkness Community Walk was started in 2004 as one of the first 24 Out of the Darkness Walks in the country. Now in 2019, the AFSP is projecting to host 425 walks with over 350,000 walkers. The Ann Arbor Out of the Darkness Walk has been steadily growing, raising over $60,000 for suicide prevention last year and is on track to raise more this year. We are projecting that the walk will be the biggest it has been yet with about 600 walkers this year. Funds raised from this walk will be used for suicide prevention efforts in the Ann Arbor community and national suicide prevention research. Most importantly, we will continue to foster a community of hope that supports survivors of suicide loss and those who suicide impacts.