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Philadelphia Overnight Walk - Open Teams

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.


Pennsylvania Teams      
Northeast Teams      
Rest of Nation Teams      



Open Teams by Reason for Walking:

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. 

Team Name: Walking for Chester
Team Captain: Anastasiya Kozlova

For Linkin Park fans who would like to walk in honor of Chester Bennington.

Team Name: Your Life Matters
Team Captain: David Tagget

For those who have personally struggled with depression or other mental illnesses and for those who have lost a loved one.

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 Orange County
Team Captain: Barney Tong

Team Name: AFSP-South Carolina
Team Captain: Maranda Beaver

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 goconnor@afsp.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.