NAMIWalks Los Angeles County
NAMIWalks Los Angeles County will be a little different this year — while making a lot of difference. This year, NAMIWalks is going to be “your way.” Just like 2020’s phenomenally successful events, we will prove our resilience by stretching our limits anew and making the event our own. Our collective mental health needs are at their greatest now. One in three U.S. adults reported experiencing depression or anxiety since the pandemic began. That means NAMI’s programs and advocacy are needed more than ever.
With your help, we are pleased to present NAMIWalks Your Way on Saturday, May 22, 2021!
What is NAMIWalks Your Way?
On May 22, 2021, NAMIWalks Los Angeles County will be a virtually virtual experience, united with NAMIWalks across the country. NAMIWalks Your Way means instead of putting one foot in front of the other, you get to put one feat in front of the other: participants get to use their creativity, with the main rule that we continue to advance towards our goal by leaps and bounds. The choice is yours on how you want to make this spring’s event fit into this spring’s reality.
Creativity Rules: What NAMIWalks Participants are Doing on Event Day
- Walking 7,000+ steps for a 5K their way
- Planning a craft day with their kids
- Holding a virtual bake-off with their team
- Practicing self-care with a favorite hobby: yoga, gardening, knitting
- Doing a 5K on the treadmill or stationary bike
- Creating a safe and socially distanced stroll in their neighborhood
Take photos and videos, and then share your activity on favorite social media with the link to your walk fundraising page and the hashtag #NotAlone. Together we can make a difference for people affected by mental illness. The only limit of NAMIWalks Your Way is staying safe, healthy, and inspired.
Be sure to review the NAMIWalks Participant Guide for fundraising tips, tools for raising awareness, and ideas for doing it “Your Way!”
NAMIWalks Your Way Kick-Off Rally
Calling all participants and team captains for this year’s NAMIWalks Your Way Los Angeles County Kickoff Rally on Saturday, March 20th, 2021 at 4PM.
Whether this is your first NAMI Walk or you are a seasoned pro, come learn how to do it “your way”. Have fun with us as we learn how to participate virtually, fundraise online, and host virtual fundraisers. While we may not be able to gather in person, come prepared to join in the fun with some NAMI trivia, games, and much more. Prizes will be given out to those that participate in this Kick-Off event!
How to Support NAMI Glendale for NAMIWalks Los Angeles County
As a grassroots, non-profit organization, every dollar NAMI Glendale raises will help continue to fund our support groups, education classes, speakers and other public programs, as well as our advocacy efforts. Thankfully, there are a few ways you can support NAMI Glendale for NAMIWalks 2021:
- If you’d like to make a one-off donation, simply visit the NAMIGlendale Walks page and select “Support Us”
- If you’d like to start your own Team, visit the link above and select “Join Our Team” to register as a Team Captain–you will be eligible for a host of prizes depending on how much you raise!
A HUGE thanks to the following teams for supporting NAMI Glendale during NAMIWalks Los Angeles County 2021!
- Wolf Family Walk Team
- Go Glendale
- Simply Shiral
- Remembering Dustin B.
- It’s Not Easy Being Green
- Hiking with Rico
NAMI Glendale would also like to recognize the following community partners for their sponsorships!
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital