Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

Every year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention holds an Out of the Darkness Walk in Boston. Hundreds of people come together for a common cause, to raise awarness about mental health and fight suicide. This year’s walk will take place this Saturday, October 22 at Boston Common, starting at 9:00am. Most of us walking have been touched directly, in some way by mental illness, addiction, and suicide. Others walk to support their friends and family who have suffered a loss, or perhaps have someone in their life they care about who suffers with a mental illness.

Get all the important information to join us or donate below. You can join our team, “Team1025” or just go as an individual, or with friend.

Most of us feel helpless when in the middle of a tough situation. But there is safety in numbers, and there is help and hope. We, Out of the Darkness walkers, feel stronger together. You will hear stories from people just like yourself, who have loved, and maybe lost someone, either physically or mentally. Walking on Saturday is our journey of rememberance, hope and support. It will unite us, and provide an opportunity to acknowledge the ways mental health conditions and suicide affect us and the lives of those we love.


  • Timeline

    This Saturday, October 22

    • Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
    • Event Begins: 10:30 am

    afstp walk

  • Join Kruser and Team1025

    It doesn’t cost you anything to join the team, But fundraising is certainly encouraged! Click below to join the team, and/or  donate:

    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

    I'm supporting American Foundation for Suicide Prevention!

  • Where Is The Boston Out of the Darkness Walk?

    Everyone will meet here:

    • Location: Boston Common (Parkman Bandstand) – Boston, MA

    But, for Team1025, please look for the Country 1025 tent, so we can meet and warm up. Suggested time: 9:15-9:30am

  • Parking Information

    There is parking at the Boston Common Garage, and you can click here for rates. 

    But, it’s a short walk from the Green Line Park Street T stop to the Common.

    Out of the Darkness Walk Boston

  • The Walk Route - Dog Friendly and Wheelchair and Stroller Friendly

    The walk route is around the Boston Common. 3 loops= 3 miles. But you can do as much or little as you like.

    And yes, please bring your pup, and doggy bags!


    boston common walk route

  • No Registration Fee

    There is no registration fee to participate. And Donations are accepted until December 31st.


    Out of the Darrkness Walk Kruser and Joanne

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