DATE: Sunday, May 20, 2012

LOCATION: Eastbank Esplanade, Portland

WALKER CHECK-IN TIME: 12 p.m.

OFFICIAL WALK START TIME: 1 p.m.

DISTANCE: 5 Kilometers

  • The NAMIWALKS for the Mind of America is a nationwide fundraising and mental health awareness program that is being held in more than 80 communities around the country in 2012, including right here in Portland. It is expected that these walks  raised approximately 9 million dollars in 2009 for NAMI and the mental health services it provides to thousands of families across the country.
  • There is no walker registration fee for the Walk.  All participants are encouraged to collect donations from family members, friends, co-workers and business associates in support of their participation in the Walk.
  • Ninety percent of the funds collected by walkers will be used to fund NAMI’s programs here in Oregon and Southwest Washington. These programs include support, education, research and advocacy involving schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and severe anxiety disorders.
  • All walkers raising $100 or more with receive a NAMIWALKS for the Mind of America event T-shirt.
  • Companies, organizations and families are encouraged to organize teams of walkers made up of employees, organization members, relatives and friends to take part in the Walk.
  • Teambuilding and fundraising materials will be given out to team captains at a special kickoff event that will be held approximately 8 weeks before the Walk.
  • NAMIWALKS for the Mind of America is a rain or shine event.
  • There is a wide range of corporate sponsorship opportunities available to local companies and businesses relating to the Walk.  Anyone interested in information on how his or her company or organization can sponsor the Walk should contact Michelle Madison at the NAMI office at (503) 230-8009.
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One Response to “Walk information”

  1. Tina Nash Says:

    I am a pst board member of Washington County NAMI and love the support and education of the members and organization.
    I have never been able to walk due to physical illness but I would like to thank all walkers and encourage those who donot or cannot wak to support the walk in anyway possible.
    because of NAMI Education(visions For Tomorrow) and The Education Systen in Hillsboro My son and I are both living productive and healing lives. I am beging to serve others in a way i never thought possible.
    Thank You NAMI and thank you Washington County and all of our sponsors.
    Especially LifeWorks NorthWest
    The Nash family
    Washington County

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