NAMIWalks San Mateo County


NAMI San Mateo County’s annual fund-raising walk goes ‘virtual’ this year!

Please join us in spirit and in hope!









10/10 @ 10!
We had a wonderful day supporting Mental Health For All!

We hope you will enjoy our Walk Day Video!

Becoming a NAMI Walker is as easy as 1-2-3!

 Not too late for you to Register.

Here are 3 ways that you can join us on walk day, Saturday, October 10.


You don’t have to walk this year.  Garden. Do Yoga.  Lie on the Beach.  Rollerblade.  Bake.

These are all things NAMI SMC participants plan to do.

It is not about WHAT you do, but WHY you do it.


Starting at 10AM, Watch at

Video will include encouraging words and stories from the NAMI SMC community and from local leaders, including welcoming remarks from NAMIWalks SMC 2020 Honorary Chair, Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Unable to view the video on 10/10 at 10? No worries, the video will remain posted throughout October.



Share your day by safely gathering together.  Or you can share photos and videos by email, text, or on social media.

Also, use these Signs of Hope to let people know why you walk.

Not able to join,?  If you are able to, we welcome any donations to help NAMI San Mateo County’s mission of support, education, advocacy and public awareness.

100% of the funds stay local.

Please contact us with any questions at

Thank you for all the thoughtful support!

Your NAMI San Mateo County Team

NAMIWalks San Mateo County 2020

Dear Members and Friends,

Every year thousands of supporters of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) come together to walk in more than 85 cities throughout the United States. The objective of the walk is to raise both funds and awareness for various mental illnesses and to focus on the need for improved treatment, healthcare and facilities for those suffering.

While funds raised through the NAMIWalks are critically important, the NAMIWalks also expands our visibility and presence in the community and helps grow and strengthen our community partnerships.

If you have ever taken our Family-to-Family or Peer-to-Peer; heard an In Our Own Voice presentation; encountered a police officer trained in Crisis Intervention or attended one of our many drop-in support groups then please support our walk!   Involve your friends and family and Walk with us on October 10, 2020!

How to get involved: 

  • To Register to walk; make a donation; or to volunteer:
  • Become a Proud Sponsor!  Attach your name, product or business to this event and Support Mental Health!  Email our Walk Manager Mark for any questions

Can’t join us on Walk Day?  No Problem!

  • This year it is easy to become a virtual walker and ask your friends and family to support you with a donation:

Saturday, October 10, 2020
All Day









We cannot thank you enough for your enthusiastic support of NAMIWalks San Mateo County.  Every dollar raised supports NAMI’s mission to help people and families affected by mental illness–here and across the country. Together, we can change the way the world see Mental Health!

NAMIWalks San Mateo County 2020

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.
NAMIWalks San Mateo County 2020
October 10, 2020
All Day- Virtually!


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…
Then please support our walk and ask your friends and family to support you with a donation!

Check out our Walk Day Video..  full of love & surprises.  Enjoy!

From the beginning!

1. START A TEAM and BE A CAPTAIN – Create a team with your family, friends or organization.  OR Register as an individual participant – Both are free to sign up for!

2. Become a Sponsor

3. Join our Walk Day Celebration Livestream – Host a yoga session, a
meditation session, a healthy eating cooking demo, an art workshop
or even discuss a mental health topic you’re an expert on. If
interested or if you have an idea for a session, email us at

4.  Unable to join?  You can still help!

What is a virtual walk you ask?

Here is NAMIWalks San Mateo County
event information:

*  NAMI San Mateo Family and Friends
*  San Mateo County residents
*  San Mateo County local businesses
*  San Mateo County organizations

* Livestream mental health activities, discussions and information
* Walk Your Way – Walk in your neighborhood, at the park or on the
treadmill OR practice self-care with a favorite hobby

* Virtually (your home, local trails or anywhere you would like)

* Saturday, October 10 at anytime

* To Promote Awareness of mental health and reduce stigma by
sharing stories and walking together
* To Raise Funds for NAMI’s mission of advocacy, education, support
and public awareness
* To Build Community and let people know they are not alone

Want even more info on the virtual walk? Check out our Guidebook!

We are incredibly grateful for your support and look forward to a fantastic
community celebration.

Funds stay local. The awareness is felt globally.

Mental illness can be isolating but it doesn’t have to be. See you on Walk Day!  Virtually!  Saturday, October 10, 2020!  All Day!