NAMIWalks NYC is the leading mental health advocacy walk in New York City addressing mental illness and its associated stigma. Thousands joined us last year to raise money and awareness about our country's need for a world-class treatment and recovery system for people with mental illness. Won't you join us?
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THE LARGER THE CROWD, THE LOUDER THE VOICE!
NAMIWalks NYC 2009 will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009
at the South Street Seaport.
We're already planning NAMIWalks NYC 2009, if you have any suggestions for sponsors, in-kind donations, wish to participate in our Walk day wellness fair, or just want to help plan New York City's leading Walk devoted to Mental Health and reducing Stigma, please email firstname.lastname@example.org! Join the NAMI-NYC Metro community on Facebook.com.
NAMIWalks NYC 2008
Held on Saturday May 10, 2008, the 2nd Annual NAMIWalks NYC brought nearly 2,000 walkers out to the South Street Seaport. Our message to end stigma rang loud and clear as we crossed the Brooklyn Bridge. In only two years the Walk has doubled the number of walkers and participants, and saw the addition of an on-site health and wellness fair that offered free yoga classes, massage, and health screenings. The fair provides NAMIWalks NYC with the perfect opportunity to examine the critical connection between mental and physical health. The fair was so successful, that NAMI National is working to adapt the model for all the NAMIWalks across the country.
Our belief that "the larger the crowd, the louder the voice!" was crucial in making NAMIWalks NYC the most successful of over 70 NAMIWalks in the country for the second year in a row!
NAMI-NYC Metro thanks all of last year's walkers, donors, sponsors, and volunteers who made the Walk such a tremendous success, especially the generous support of our Presenting Sponsor Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and the partnership of our Co-Chair, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital. With funds raised from NAMIWalks NYC, we are pleased to be able to support the Network of Care NYC website.