The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) affiliates across the US hold over 80 anti-stigma and fundraising walks each year. On April 27th, 2013, the Northern California NAMI Walk gathered more than 120 teams and 1500 walkers, raising $106,000 to date. This inspiring event with family members and people living with mental illness, plus friends, kids, and dogs were all united for the common cause of building awareness, step by step.
We understand the importance of increasing knowledge and reducing stigma around mental illnesses. Nearly 60 million Americans are affected by mental illness each year. Through the Walks, we build support, share information on resources in the community and bring back our share to provide services to mental health consumers and families. Team Amador and Team Believe, our two Amador teams, raised $2528 and $1488, respectively.
The Northern California NAMI Walk site is open until June 24 for donations. Call NAMI Amador at 223-1485, X266 information about programs and services.