Pasadena Central Park
The annual Greater Los Angeles Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Pasadena hosted by the AFSP Greater Los Angeles and Central Coast chapter will be held at 9:00 a.m. on November 2nd at Central Park in Pasadena, CA. This community awareness and fundraising walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s local and national education and advocacy programs and its bold goal to reduce the annual rate of suicide 20 percent by 2025.
“Suicide touches one in five American families. We hope that by walking we will draw attention to this issue and keep other families from experiencing a suicide loss. Our ultimate goal is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide,” said Donna Stokley, Greater Los Angeles and Central Coast Board Member and Pasadena walk co-chair.
The Greater Los Angeles Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Pasadena is one of more than 550 Out of the Darkness Overnight, Community and Campus Walks being held nationwide this year. The walks are expected to unite more than 300,000 walkers and raise millions for suicide prevention efforts. Last year, these walks raised over $21 million for suicide prevention. With this Pasadena walk last year, the AFSP Greater Los Angeles and Central Coast chapter raised more than $161,000 and had over 2,300 participants.
Local sponsors for the Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Pasadena include: Las Encinas Hospital, The Allergan Foundation, A Chance for Children Foundation, Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s Office, Institute for Girls’ Development, Vital Proteins and Goldstar. Online registration closes at noon the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts.
Registration is free and open to the public at afsp.org/Pasadena. Check-in/Registration and resource fair begins at 7:45 am, the opening ceremony is at 9:00 am, the walk begins around 9:45 am and will end at 12:00 pm. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.