Time for Team Captains to Register for NAMIWalks

To all Sponsors and Team Captains: Start making waves and register for the NAMI Los Angeles County 2018 Walk. NAMI will hold a Kickoff Event on Saturday, August 4. Team Captains need to register and won’t want to miss this event.

Save the date of Saturday, October 6, 2018 to fight stigma, raise awareness and raise funds for our NAMI programs offered free to the community. Any questions about the Walk please contact Paul Stansbury pstans5@aol.com.

Register for the Walk and become a Team Captain at NAMI Los Angeles County Walk.

Support NAMI South Bay at NAMI Walks this Saturday Morning

The excitement and funds are growing as we approach our grand event in just 10 days! Thank you for your efforts so far and keep it going so that we can reach our goal and thereby, help more people impacted by mental illness!  See below for how to register and NAMI South Bay Walk team information.  When you register  be sure to indicate you are supporting NAMI South Bay. 

PROGRAM -Starts at 9:15 AM.  Actress Carly Chaikin, actress on USA’s hit show, Mr. Robot, will be Master of Ceremonies!

LOCATION – Walk Registration, Walk Stage, Vendors and Affiliate Booths will be at Grand Park between  Broadway and Spring Streets closest to City Hall.  This location is the far eastern part of the park away from the Music Center on the western end. See map for more information.

PARKING -For those of you who are driving, you can park right underneath Grand Park, or across the street at the Music Center (on Grand), down the block at Disney Concert Hall (Grand also), or at Our Lady of Angels Cathedral on Temple St.  On the weekends, parking is $10 for the day.

TAKING THE METRO is quick and easy with these simple directions: Metro Red or Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station or the Gold Line to Union Station or Little Tokyo/Arts District Station.

FOOD TRUCKS -Here’s some other great news–we will have four fantastic food trucks on the Park, too!  They are also donating to our cause–so please support them, too!

T-SHIRT CONTEST – You can enter the T-shirt contest just by being at the Walk.  Upon return from the 5K, have one team member dressed in the Team t-shirt head up to the Stage area, where the contest will take place about 11:30 am.  The NAMI Walks logo can be anywhere on the shirt.

WALK ROUTE – Walk past our Lady of Angels Cathedral,  Music Center, Disney Concert Hall, Pershing Square and many other historic sites on Walk Route.  For complete walk route and sites along the way see 2016 Walk Route.

Please join one of the following teams as a Walker, be a Virtual Walker or support a Walker inputting the name of team or walker in the Fundraiser button at the link.  

CLICK HERE to Register for NAMI Los Angeles 2016 Walk


  • nami-walksNAMI South Bay Walkers (Captain: Paul Stansbury)
  • NAMI Espanol Bay Blues 2016 (Captain: Modesta Pulido)
  • Chester Hope (Captain: Anna London)
  • Eve’s Family-to-Family and Friends (Captain: Eve Somers)
  • DBSA South Bay (Captain: Dawn Biegel)
  • NAMI South Bay Japanese (Captain: Chiaki Ueki)
  • Madelyn’s First Year (Captain: Madelynn Sanchez)
  • Coastangs! (Captain: Linda Lee)
  • TIES for Families (Captain: Lara Litvinov)
  • Del Amo Hospital (Captain: Howard Mationg)

If interested or any questions, please contact Paul Stansbury at pstans5@aol.com or 310-892-8046


SAVE THE DATE: NAMI South Bay ESPAÑOL Taco Night for NAMIWalks–Monday August 29, 2016

SAVE THE DATE for NAMI South Bay at Diana’s Restaurant on Monday, August 29, 2016, for our 2016 Taco Night. Help support NAMIWalks “Baby Blue”. $25 per person/Donation.

Fun 4 All

Sing Along
50-50 Prizes

Combination plates: Tacos, or Enchiladas, or Tamales

  • When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 8/29/16
  • Where: 300 E. Sepulveda Blvd., Carson, CA 90745
  • More Info: (310) 567-0748

Diana’s Mexican Food Products is a family owned and operated enterprise that started from humble beginnings and continues to enjoy success that has carried its founders into the 21st century. Samuel F. Magaña came to America at the age of sixteen. He was the first employee hired by another large Mexican food company in Los Angeles, where he was eventually promoted to general plant manager, while concurrently attending night school to enhance his education. Today, the company’s client base reaches across the Pacific into Japan, where the popularity of authentic Mexican cuisine has skyrocketed. The family maintains a strong sense of civic duty in each community it does business in, and has been honored for its achievements, cultural support, and community-oriented activities.

NAMIWalks is an annual event involving tens of thousands of concerned citizens in more than 84 communities across the nation. Participants by region walk together to raise money and awareness 20about the country’s need for a world-class treatment and recovery system for people with mental illness. Funds raised at NAMIWalks provide substantial support to the local NAMI affiliates that participate in the walk. Interested persons can donate to support a walk team, can walk with a team, can become a team leader and form their own team to support their local NAMI affiliate, can attend the walk to support and cheer the walking participants, or can do any combination of these things and more.

Every journey begins with that first step.

Here Comes NAMIWalks 2016

Kudos to those who attended the Los Angeles County NAMIWalks 2016 Lights, Camera, Action on Mental Health! Kick-Off Brunch this past Tuesday at the California Endowment. Please follow NAMIWalks on facebook and twitter so you will get notifications, and view the photographs that have been shared so far. To share yours, please email Shelley Hoffman.

If you were not able to attend, you can still be a Team Captain! CLICK HERE. It’s time to sign up and build your teams–NAMIWalks Los Angeles needs each and every one of you! If every team has 10 participants (whether they are virtual participants or actual ones is fine) and each raised or donated at least $100, then each team would raise at least $1,000! That means more NAMI programs available throughout the county!

The Walk website is super user-friendly. Once you log in, you will see a black horizontal bar at the top where you can access your dashboard, helpful resources, how-to’s and more! Click on the links below for helpful tools and materials.

NAMIWalks 2015




NAMI が毎年行う年一番大きなチャリティー イヴェントNAMI Walkは、103日晴天の中無事終了致しました。 日本人グループは会員と友人を合わせ14名の参加者 がありました。 青空の下、ダウンタウンを見学しながらいい運動になりました。
ドネーションも、皆様からの暖かいサポートを頂き、目標の$2,000をはるかに上回る事が出来ました。 NAMI South Bayに還元される金額から、日本語の本の購入精神障害に関する家族学習会の日本語のテキスト作成の為の費用、ゲストスピーカー招待の費用など、今後の活動などに充てる予定です。


Event Main Stage

Event Main Stage



今年のNAMIWalksに参加して思ったことは、何時か私も陰でひっそりと暮らしている息子と一緒に、太陽の下を胸を張って歩きたいと思いました。 今回参加されなかった方も来年は是非一緒に歩きましょう。



5km Walkの出発前 South Bay Groupのブースの前で

5km Walkの出発前 South Bay Groupのブースの前で


NAMI Walks — Japanese Speaking Support Group — NAMI South Bay


JSSG NAMIWALKSNAMI Walks は、精神障害の事を広く一般市民に広く知ってもらい、又基金を集める事を目的としてアメリカ全土51州92箇所で年に1度同時期に開催されます。JSSG (Japanese Speaking Support Group)は、精神障害者をサポートするアメリカ最大の非営利団体であるNAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) の支部NAMI South Bayの傘下にあり、南カルフォルニアで唯一の日本語で悩みを分かち合い支え合う事の出来るグループです。NAMIWalksで集められたお金は、精神障害を持つ当事者やその家族の為に、NAMIの主催するさまざまな無料サービスやプログラムに使われます。

*日時: 10月3日(土)2015年 午前8時受付開始 午前10時出発
*場所:Grand Park/ Event Lawn (between Spring and Broadway)
*距離:5k (3.2miles)



(1) クレジットカードでの寄付
www.namiwalks.org/losangelescounty2015   Donate Now→Team search→私達のチーム名である
NAMI South Bay Japaneseを入力→Donate to team→必要事項入力→Continue→Complete

(2) チェック(小切手)での寄付
Payable to:  NAMIWalks LAC
メモに私達のチーム名である NAMI South Bay Japanese と必ずお書き下さるようにお願い

NAMIWalk Los Angeles County
3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1501
Los Angeles, CA  90010


NAMI South Bay /JSSG (Japanese Speaking Support Group)

植木チアキ 310-372-0981,   uekichiaki@hotmail.com
Agustsson たか子       310-882-0333,   tomandtakako@gmail.com

See also the Japanese Support Group Site