NAMI St. Louis Walk
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Central Park – Chesterfield Amphitheater
Check-in Begins at 8:00 a.m.
NAMI St. Louis was one of twelve original agencies to conduct a NAMIWalk thirteen years ago. NAMIWalks Nationwide has grown to more than 83 NAMIWalks events across the country raising almost $11 million in 2014 to support local programs and initiatives to improve the lives of persons impacted by mental illness. Since that first walk here in St. Louis, the annual NAMIWalk in Forest Park has grown to over 1,200 participants, raising $100,000 annually to help continue our St. Louis programs.
NAMIWalks for the Minds of America accomplishes to very critical parts of our mission. By promoting the Walk and inviting others to support your walk efforts, the Walk becomes an educational tool to increase awareness in our communities and helps to remove stigma about mental illnesses. The funds raised through the campaign help us to continue providing NAMI educational support and advocacy programs in seven counties throughout our region: St. Louis City, St. Louis, Lincoln, St. Charles, Franklin, Warren and Jefferson Counties.
NAMIWalks brings together thousands of individuals and supporters to celebrate mental illness recovery, to honor those who have lost their lives to mental illness and to help raise funds, combat stigma and promote awareness.