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Out of the Darkness Berkshire County Walk

October 3, 2020

The Out of the Darkness Berkshire County Walk will be held Saturday, October 3, 2020 at First Common Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201.

This event, which is  sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP),  is free to register, but participants are encouraged to fundraise prior to the event.

Registrants are also encouraged to form or join a team. You can find information about fundraising when you register.

Online registration ends at noon on Friday, Oct. 2nd, but you can register the morning of the Walk.

Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

The Walks are generally 1- 3 miles long.

To register go here: Registrants who raise a minimum of $150 will receive an event T shirt.

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Melissa Helm
Contact Phone: 413-387-3770
Contact Email:

Walk Day Schedule:

8:30 am Check in and registration

10:00 am Walk Program begins

12:00 noon  Walk ends

Proceeds from the event will allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

The AFSP Berkshire County has set a Walk goal of $75,000 for this year.

The national organization hosted over 400 events in all 50 states.

Currently, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.

Thank you to national sponsor The Allergan Foundation.

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