NAMIWalks Los Angeles was a gathering of thousands this past weekend at Grand Park in downtown L.A. Local NAMI Affiliates, County and City officials, clients, family members and mental health providers and supporters all converged for a powerful and positive experience, walking 5K through the streets of L.A. Saturday morning.
Thank you to everyone that participated and/or supported the event. The final results of the fundraising will be forthcoming. But from the crowd and the enthusiasm, it is clear the event was a huge success.
NAMIWalks Los Angeles County 2014 will be held on Saturday, October 11 at Grand Park. Pedestrian entrances are located at 200 N. Grand Av and 201 N. Hill St.
The 5K Walk route begins at 10 AM after a Pre-Walk Program at 9:15 AM. Those who wish to walk a shorter distance can turn back when they wish, or walk the perimeter of beautiful Grand Park itself. Walkers will enjoy the fantastic urban art and architecture of downtown Los Angeles and end back at beautiful Grand Park with music and activities such as a best designed NAMIWalks t-shirt contest, best-dressed NAMI dog, face painting, hula hoops and bubbles for the children, raffle prizes, and more!
Join thousands of Angelinos in the county’s largest event to support mental health and fight the stigma people affected by mental illness and their families face every day. Proceeds fund NAMI’s no cost support and education programs for families and individuals living with mental illness.
Sponsor NAMIWalks LAC 2014!
Mental health is a vital part of overall health. You can show your company’s leadership role in the fight for better mental health awareness and care by becoming a NAMIWalks LAC sponsor. Join leading organizations by being part of our effort to address the mental health crisis in Los Angeles County and beyond.
NAMIWalks LAC is a unique opportunity to reach a vast community of Angelinos impacted by mental health conditions. People of all ages, races, and backgrounds come together each year in a powerful and inspiring demonstration of compassionate action. As a sponsor of NAMIWalks LAC, your company will benefit from a high level of acknowledgment, receiving media impressions and exposure to a diverse audience of participants.
Save the Date: October 11, 2014
Please join us this year for our NAMI Walks in Los Angeles at the Grand Park to help spread mental health awareness and to fight stigma!
Last year more than 3,000 people participated in NAMI Walks and NAMI Walks LA County raised more than $380,000, which will help fund all of the FREE services that NAMI affiliates offer their communities!
Get involved with NAMI Walks
Participant Information- There is no registration fee for the Walk. All participants are encouraged to collect donations from family members, friends, co-workers and business associates. All walkers raising $100 or more receive a NAMIWalks event t-shirt.
Create Walk Teams and Participation- Companies, organizations and families are encouraged to organize teams of walkers made up of employees, organization members, relatives and friends.
To register as a participant or for a team, please visit www.namiwalks.org/losangelescounty.
Please plan on join your NAMI South Bay friends and NAMI Affiliates from across Los Angeles County for the Walk on Saturday, October 11 at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. Helps us fight stigma, raise awareness and raise funds for the many programs offered free to the community and have a good time with family and friends at the new location of the Walk at the Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles.
You can walk the whole route with many iconic Los Angeles’ sites such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, walk a shorter route or just enjoy Grand Park.
Please consider starting your own team or walk with one of the existing teams with more teams forming. Existing teams at this time are:
Form your own team at www.namiwalks.org/losangelescounty and let me know so it can be listed here. If you needs assistance starting a team, please feel free to contact Paul Stansbury at firstname.lastname@example.org.