One of the most unique and powerful aspects of the Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk is the sense of community present when participants from all across the country unite with the common goal of breaking the silence surrounding suicide and mental health. Joining a team can enhance your Overnight experience by introducing you to new people so that you can begin forming bonds before the Walk even starts. We have several teams every year that are open to welcoming solo walkers. Fundraising is individual and each team member must reach her or his minimum fundraising requirement.
|Rest of Nation Teams|
Team Name: Crisis Text Line Crisis Counselors
Team Captain: Rachel Smoot
Mental health professionals who support the cause
Team Name: Philly SOLO
Team Captain: Cari Cieszynski
Team of individuals supporting each other in their journey.
Team Name: Rainbow Bridge
Team Captain: Molly Sumner
To remember animal care professionals lost to us and to bring light to the subject of compassion fatigue, depression, and suicide.
Team Name: RUCK UP
Team Captain: Anthony [AJ] Paige
Our Team members are Veterans, family members, and our dearest children who have been impacted by suicide and the loss of our Veterans.
Team Name: Team S.O.L.E.S Philadelphia
Team Captain: Debi Hoyles-Girardi
Surviving our losses experienced through suicide.
For Linkin Park fans who would like to walk in honor of Chester Bennington.
AFSP Chapter Teams:
Team Name: AFSP Alabama Chapter
Team Captain: Valerie Fesh
Team Name: AFSP Georgia Chapter
Team Captain: Harrison Walker
Team Name: AFSP Greater Philadelphia
Team Captain: Janet Evans
Team Name: AFSP - Greater San Francisco Bay Area
Team Captain: Heather Freitas
Team Name: AFSP Iowa Chapter
Team Captain: Shelley Metz
Team Name: AFSP Maryland Chapter
Team Captain: Susan Maskaleris
Team Name: AFSP Michigan Chapter
Team Captain: Vicky Powelson
Team Name: AFSP New Jersey
Team Captain: Melissa Kiritsis
Team Name: AFSP NYC Chapter
Team Captain: Marcia Resnick
Team Name: AFSP Orange County Chapter
Team Captain: Nicole Tong
Team Name: AFSP Capital Region New York
Team Captain: Jen Hoffman
Team Name: AFSP Western NY Chapter
Team Captain: Tracy Burkovich
Team Name: AFSP North Carolina
Team Captain: Jennifer Hilbert
Team Name: AFSP-South Carolina
Team Captain: Maranda Beaver
Team Name: AFSP UTAH CHAPTER HOPE SAVES LIVES
Team Captain: Taryn Hiatt
Team Name: AFSP National Capital Area Chapter
Team Captain: Elizabeth Briones
Team Name: AFSP West Virginia
Team Captain: Michelle Toman
If you are a team captain and would like your team listed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to make a donation to an individual on a closed team, you can find a list of all Philadelphia Teams here.