No registration fee for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walkby Carolyn Classen on Mar. 29, 2012, under Health, Life
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium
2500 E. Ajo Way
5k Walk (3 miles)
Shorter route available (1 mile)
*It is not a requirement to walk in order to participate.
Registration Begins: 7 AM
Program Begins: 8 AM
5k Walk Begins at 9 AM
No Registration Fee; fundraising encouraged.
NAMI Walks accepts donations up until 60 days after Walk day which is by May 20th!
Dogs are allowed as long as they do well in crowds. Water for dogs along walk route as well as a doggie treat table at the stadium.
With all the publicity regarding shooter Jared Lee Loughner since the Tucson Tragedy mass shooting of January 8, 2011, NAMI has been hard at work trying to raise awareness and assistance for the mentally ill in Southern Arizona and nation-wide.
2012 Honorary Chair is Ron Barber, former District Director for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (and now Democratic candidate for that CD 8 House seat).
More about this walk, so to www.namiwalksaz.org, or call 520-622-5582, or write to NAMIWalks@NAMIsa.org.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has over 1,100 affiliates in communities across the country who engage in advocacy, research, support and education. Members of NAMI are families, friends and people living with mental illnesses such as major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder.
All proceeds from NAMIWalks will be used to fund NAMI’s programs which include support, education, advocacy and the encouragement of research involving mental illnesses. We anticipate the continued growth of NAMIWalks in the years to come.