NAMIWalks Silicon Valley#JoinTheMovement
THERE'S STILL TIME TO DONATE:
Dear Members and Friends of NAMI SMC:
Our 2nd Annual NAMIWalks Silicon Valley on September 23, 2017 was a huge success! To those who have already donated and asked your friends, family and colleagues to join you in doing so, a BIG THANK YOU! To those who have not, please take a moment and do so! We’re are just over half way to $60,000 with a stretch goal of $80,000! Let’s see what we can do to support our on-going and newest program Peer Pals and launch Mentors on Discharge into the community!
Did you know that the funds raised at NAMIWalk are what pay for our no-cost, local education and support programs? NAMIWalk is our largest fundraising event of the year and our affiliate’s fundraising goal is $100,000.00. These funds will ensure our programs and outreach continues and expands throughout the year.
While funds raised through the NAMIWalk are critically important, the NAMIWalk also expands our visibility and presence in the community and helps grow and strengthen our community partnerships.
If you have ever taken a Family to Family or Peer to Peer; heard an In Our Own Voice presentation or encountered a police officer trained in Crisis Intervention when you or your loved one was in crisis…. then please support our walk! Involve your friends and family!
Guadalupe River Park, San Jose
“Changing Minds One Step at a Time”
NAMIWalks Silicon Valley 2017
Saturday September 23, 2017
Check In: 8:30am
Start time: 10:30am
By donating to one of our walk teams, volunteering, becoming a sponsor or simply by joining us in walking; you have supported research and local services to benefit our loved ones affected with this unpredictable disease and their families.
We believe that we can all be stigma free, that mental health matters, and that all individuals deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion!
If you have taken Family to Family or Peer to Peer; heard an In Our Own Voice presentation or encountered a police officer trained in Crisis Intervention when you or your loved one was in crisis…
We invite you to join our Never Walk Alone Team
in support of our and your community, San Mateo County.
How to get involved:
- To Register to walk; or to make a donation: www.namiwalks.org/siliconvalley
- For a Sponsorship Brochure
Can’t join us on Walk Day? There are still many ways to participate:
- Sign up to be a virtual walker and ask your friends and family to support you with a donation: www.namiwalks.org/siliconvalley
On behalf of the NAMI SMC Board, thank you in advance. When you lace up your sneakers and walk with NAMI, you are ensuring that we are there to help when someone needs us most.
Mental illness can be isolating but it doesn’t have to be. See you on Walk Day!
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Guadalupe River Park, San Jose
Check in: 8:30am; Start time: 10:30
NAMI SMC Board:
Jerry Thompson, Sharon Roth, Carol Gosho, Alan Cochran, Mark Hanson, Bill Kerns, Bobby Lane, Armando Sandoval and Ginny Traub
** If you have any concerns, or would like more information about NAMIWalks, please call (650) 638-0800 or email Helene at firstname.lastname@example.org
- All for one and one for all…
- Babes with Brains
- Clubhouse Cranes
- Colma Walks for NAMI
- Felton San Mateo
- Justice for Dylan Liberti
- Kathy’s Hope
- KP Redwood City Ramblers
- Never Walk Alone
- Nurses for a Better Tomorrow
- Peace of Mind
- RDO Pink Ladies
- Revelation 3:1-6Team Javina
- San Mateo BHRS Health & Hope for All
- San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office
- STIGMA SOCKS
- Visa and Strong Soles
- The Marvels
- Walking for Max and John
Thank you for any assistance you can offer!