NAMIWalks NYC is on Saturday, May 13th at the South Street Seaport Promenade


We are stoked to announce our 2017 Grand Marshal & King of Walk, hip-hop legend, Darryl DMC McDaniels 


“When I went to therapy I realized something that most men need to understand – therapy isn’t ‘soft.’ My saying is, ‘Therapy is gangsta.’ It actually empowered me. It’s important that people talk about mental health. There is help available if you’re ready to ask for it.” ~Darryl DMC McDaniels

We have some exciting new incentives to get you moving and FUN-raising!

Weekly Challenge (April 21-27): Sports Wireless Headset!

Grand Prize (Deadline May 8): An autographed pair of classic Adidas signed by Darryl DMC McDaniels, of Run DMC!

Team Grand Prize (Deadline May 8): The Team Captain and team will kick off and lead the walk with Grand Marshal and King of Walk, Darryl DMC McDaniels, of Run DMC!

Don’t forget: The person with the highest number of donations – of any dollar amount – wins each week’s challenge and is closer to the Grand Prize. 

Each time you reach out to someone to ask for their support, you also advocating for NAMI. Every contact you make lets people know that NAMI’s services are here!

Don’t miss out – send your emails today!

Register Here!


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sarah Sheahan at or 212-684-3365 ext. 207.

Why do we walk?

In 2016, over 5,000 people attended NAMIWalks NYC, raising close to $580,000. We walk to promote awareness, fight discrimination, and raise funds. That money pays for NAMI-NYC Metro’s courses, support groups, and public education events, for people with mental illness and their families.


Last year we asked you to send us a photo and a line or two about why you walk with NAMIWalks NYC…and we loved how you responded! So we again extend the invitation. You can email your photo and your line to

This is what your support pays for:

  • $5,000: Two Peer-to-Peer courses for 30 young adults
  • $1,000: Cost for one month to enable the Helpline to serve 300 people
  • $500: Cost to train one NAMI Basics teacher
  • $250: Materials for one 12-week Family-to-Family course for 20 people
  • $100: One month of Parents support group for 24 people
  • $50: Course materials for one Peer-to-Peer participant
  • $30: Stipend for one In Our Own Voice presenter

With your help, we will continue to provide services for New Yorkers who need our services most.