National Alliance on Mental Illness hosts Walk this Saturday in NYC!
Join the NYC walk (or find walks nationwide!) this weekend or donate!
Register and/or donate:
In 2012, thousands of concerned citizens in over 84 communities across the nation will walk together to raise money and awareness about our country’s need for a world-class treatment and recovery system for people with mental illness.
NAMIWalks NYC 2012 Is Almost Here! Join 5,000 New Yorkers in the city’s only Walk to support mental health and fight the stigma people affected by mental illness and their families face every day. Proceeds fund NAMI’s free support and education programs for families and individuals living with mental illness.
Good News! Saturday’s weather forecast is calling for a beautiful sunny day with a high of 70!
To make sure Walk Day is as smooth for you as the weather, keep in mind theses NAMIWalks Quick FAQs and fellow walkers and team members:
**Registration and Check-in are open from May 12th Sat, 9:00 to 10:00 am.
**All Walkers will need to provide registration paperwork to walk.
**To avoid filling out forms, online registrants should print out your walker page or registration email confirmation and use the Check-In Lane to speed through.
**Walkers without their online or pre-filled registration form will use the Registration Lane and be required to register there.
**New Walkers may register on Walk day at the Seaport.
**No Need to look for an advance meeting spot! We have provided a Teams Meeting Area for you to meet up with your fellow team members after you check-in or register.
The South Street Seaport is located on Pier 16 at the intersection of South and Fulton Streets
**Transportation: Take the 2,3,4,6,J,Z to Fulton St., A,C to Broadway-Nassau, E towards Fulton St. or Path to World Trade Center.
**Parking: There are pay-parking lots within a three-block radius.
**Bring: A light jacket, sun screen, hat, camera, your friends and family!
Be sure to stick around after the walk for our NAMIWalks NYC’s Wellness Fair! Enjoy complementary health screenings, massage, raffle prizes, and more until 1 PM at the Seaport!
NAMIWalks NYC is a rain or shine event – people of all ages are welcome and the Walk is dog-friendly. The Walk route is 5K, wheelchair accessible, and there is a shortened route for those who need it. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
NAMIWalks NYC Proudly Welcomes Maimonides Medical Center As Our Community Chair This Year!
It’s not too late to REGISTER NOW as a Walk Star and become one of NAMIWalks NYC elite walkers! Just set your goal to $1,000 or more. Walk Stars who raise over $1,000 receive special incentives including a Walk Star T-shirt, pin, tote bag, crown, and more! Walk Stars will also be invited to a special Post Walk celebration party and be entered in a chance to win dinner at Gramercy Tavern!
Become a Walk Star today and make a difference in the lives of people impacted by mental illness!!
Need help or have questions? contact Sarah or Ariel at firstname.lastname@example.org or – 212.684.3365
This year, the walk aims to raise $300,000 to help the NAMI chapters across Washington continue to offer free classes, support groups, information and referral to places of assistance.