Countdown: NAMI Walks 2015 L.A. — Two Weeks Away

Walk 2014Two weeks to go. We need you! Please join us for the annual Walk. It is the best opportunity to demonstrate that mental health treatment is a civil right and to fight the stigma that is all too prevalent in our society.

The Walk will be at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, October 3. Grand Park is a lovely venue with many iconic Los Angeles landmarks along the Walk. Trendy food trucks will be at the park early that morning and there are many well known eateries including Grand Central Market nearby. Parking is available at Grand Park and a transit station is in the Park. We will have a NAMI South Bay booth and look forward to seeing you there.

To become a Team Captain CLICK HERE for instructions on how to register. Recruit families and friends. If you can’t be a Team Captain, please join one of our existing teams listed below as a Walker or support a Walker. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Paul Stansbury at or (310) 892-8046.

Join Us for Taco Night Monday August 31

Taco Night Dollarphotoclub_56513729Please join NAMI South Bay at Diana’s Restaurant on Monday, August 31, 2015, for our 2015 Taco Night. Help support NAMI Walks. The cost is $20 per person. There will be entertainment, raffle, food, sing-along and prizes.

  • When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 8/31/15
  • Where: 300 E. Sepulveda Blvd.

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.

Diana’s Restaurant
300 E. Sepulveda Boulevard
Carson, California 90745

For more information, call Rick and Modesta Pulido at (310) 567 0778

Walk and Fight Stigma – NAMI Los Angeles County 2015 Walk

The 2015 Walk this year will be Saturday, October 3, at Grand Park in Los Angeles. Please consider being a Team Captain to fight the stigma of mental illness, raise awareness and raise funds for our programs offered free to the community. To become a Team Captain, download these powerpoint instructions on how to register. If you can’t be a Team Captain, please join us as a Walker or support a Walker. If interested, or if you have any questions, please contact Paul Stansbury at or 310-892-8046.

The following are the current teams with more to be added.  To join just click on team name.

Team Captain
Paul Stansbury
Modesta Pulido
Anna London
Nancy Stansbury
Chiaki Ueki

There was a great Kickoff Brunch on Friday, July 31 at the California Endowment Center. The theme was Superheroes.  Families and persons with a mental illness like the superheroes who because of some significant event in their lives changed and took on superpowers are the superheroes of the NAMI movement. Their heroic efforts were celebrated at the Kickoff Brunch.

Join a Team or form a Team and be part of the NAMI superhero movement.

NAMIWALKS Los Angeles Success at New Location Downtown

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–October 11 at Grand Park

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.


NAMI South Bay to Participate in NAMI L.A. County 2014 Walk

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:
Paul Stansbury
Modesta Pulido
Breanna Rankin
Lindsay Pinkham
Veronica Masenga
Takako Agusstson
Francesca JeanMarie
Nancy Stansbury

Form your own team at 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