NAMI Sacramento's NAMIWalk, Spring 2013
Northern California NAMIWalk 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
William Land Park
1950 Sutterville Road
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KTXL/FOX 40 Public Service Announcement
Morning Anchor Darren Peck, from our Media Sponsor Fox 40, has produced two short PSA's for the NAMIWalks 2013. They can be seen at the following URL:
Additonal pictures and FOX 40's evening coverage can be seen at the following two URLs:
Evening news: https://vimeo.com/65015506
For pictures, the following URL must be copied and pasted into your browser: https://www.dropbox.com/sc/v544uxrivkvu02o/gu4ZwEJzU4
What is NAMIWalks?
NAMIWalks—Changing Minds...One Step at a Time — is a nationwide even held in 83 communities around the country. It is the largest anti-stigma effort in Northern California and America. It raises public awareness about mental illness and allows individuals with mental illness and their families and friends, as well as the larger community, to gather for this special day. In our second NAMIWalk in 2011, we hosted over 1,000 participants from Sacramento and the surrounding communities.
Why Do We Walk?
The goal of the WALK is to raise both money and awareness of the need of our community to support a world-class treatment and recovery system for people with mental illness.
To see a short video of our 2012 Northern California NAMIWalk, please click here: Northern California NAMIWALK Video.
While NAMI Sacramento is the host affiliate for the Northern California NAMIWalk, the proceeds from the Walk will benefit the following local NAMI Affiliates: Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, and Yolo.
The funds that are raised through this WALK are used to support various NAMI programs that are offered at no cost in our community, including:
Family Support Groups
Peer Support Groups
Crisis Intervention Training
Community Outreach and Education
Create a WALK Team
The success of the Northern California NAMIWalk comes through the establishment of Walk Teams. The formation of each team helps to spread awareness about the work that NAMI does for mental health in our community.