Heather Buckendahl

Hello everyone and welcome to my Coach Corner. I'm really excited to work with all of you and to meet you in San Francisco and Boston.

About Me:
  • I am orginally from Nebraska.
  • I was recently promoted to the position of Senior Walker Coach for the Out of the Darkness Walks. 
  • I read at least two books a month, last year I read 42 books in total. 
  • I manage volunteer nights for The Overnight at our National Office. Want to help us out? Sign up here.
  • I also work on our editorial calendar for our Overnight Facebook page and Twitter. Make sure to follow us for fundraising tips and Overnight annoucements. 
  • Honor Bead colors: purple, silver, green, teal, and blue. 
Fundraising Favorites:
  • Holding a fundraising event at your local community center. 
  • Sharing your story on Facebook along with your fundraising link. 
  • Thank You notes or statuses for your donors. Everyone likes to be recognized for their contributions. I especially like public thank yous as they can be a great way to express gratitude and they can encourage others to donate to you.

Walker Tips: 

  • Donate to your own page for every birthday wish you receive (thanks Mike S. for this tip).
  • Pin suicide statistics on your jacket to get people talking (thanks Kristin A. for this tip). 


Current Favorites

Reading: The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer 

Currently Watching: Gotham

Contact Me  

Current Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm EST

I would love to help you with your fundraising or to chat about your questions, successes, or concerns. You can reach me directly, via email at [email protected] or by phone at 347-826-3603.

You can also reach us by calling 888-TheOvernight (888-843-6837) or emailing us at [email protected]


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Find support here

Fundraising? Check out Walker Central: San Francisco & Boston

Looking for facts? Look at our statistics on suicide

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Want to get invovled? Check out the different wants to get invovled here

Have a question? Contact me or look at our Frequently Asked Questions