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NAMIWalks Greater Philadelphia 2019

                                    Mental Health Awareness 5k Walk
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Montgomery County Community College
Registration Opens: 8am | Walk Begins: 10am
Rain or Shine Event

Every journey begins with that first step. Through NAMIWalks Greater Philadelphia’s public, active display of support for people impacted by mental illness, we are changing our community and ensuring that help and hope are available for those in need.  

In its 12th year, NAMIWalks Greater Philadelphia invites you to take part in NAMI Montgomery County PA’s largest mental health awareness and fundraising event. All proceeds will help us continue to provide much needed support, education, and advocacy services for families and individuals affected by mental illness and offered at no cost.

Register today and join the over 1,200 participants as we walk to raise awareness, celebrate hope & recovery and improve lives one step at a time.


Plenty of activities for individuals, families, and four legged friends which will include: Craft Area with Peyton Hearts, Face Painting, pre-Walk Stretch with Aim High Studio, Therapy Dog, Music by SoundScape Entertainment, Centre Square Fire Company Firetrucks, Sponsor Information Tables with Giveaways, Mr. Softee Ice Cream Truck, Food Tent and Members from The Durning String Band in full Mummer Parade Costume will lead walkers to the starting line!


EXCITING ADDITION TO WALK DAY
We are thrilled to share that plans for Dr. Dan Gottlieb, PhD to attend NAMIWalks Greater Philadelphia on May 4th are being finalized!
For over 30 years, Psychologist, Dr. Daniel Gottlieb hosted “Voices in the Family,” an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY, Philadelphia’s NPR affiliate.  Dr. Dan also wrote a highly regarded column for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled: “Inside Out,” and has published 5 books, including an international bestseller.
On walk day, Dr. Dan will be sharing his message with all attendees and then separately will be capturing personal stories of hope provided by our walkers to possibly be used in a radio special.
If you are interested in sharing your story, please contact Ellen Roberts, Development Coordinator at eroberts@namimontcopa.org or 215-361-7784.

Honored guests and local leaders, State Representative Thomas Murt Ed.D, 4th District of Pennsylvania Representative Madeleine Dean, Montgomery Board of Commissioners Chair Valerie Arkoosh MD will share brief motivational remarks with walk day attendees.


While there is no minimum or cost required to walk or take part in walk day activities, NAMIWalks encourages all walkers to get involved by registering on our website, setting up a walk page and doing their best to collect donations from families, friends, co-workers and business associates. Any walker raising $100 or more receives a NAMIWalks event t-shirt!

To Register, Donate and/or Sponsor, Click here:

        

To Volunteer on Walk Day: Click Here 

Questions contact Ellen Roberts, Development Coordinator at eroberts@namimontcopa.org or 215-361-7784

To view Sponsorship Opportunities, click here: GreatPhilly2019WALK-SponsorBrochure

Click Here to View Our Sponsors to Date


NEW TO THE WALK THIS YEAR: THE HONOR MILE

Between miles 2 & 3 we will be placing Honor Mile Yard Signs in honor and/or memory of a loved one impacted by mental illness.
For $100, you can personalize a 12” x 18” sign with 3 lines of 24 characters/spaces per line, plus upload your own digital photo or image.

Deadline to order: April 12, 2019

Example:
To Order an Honor Mile Sign: 

NAMIWalks Greater Philadelphia Honor Mile

  • Price: $100.00 Quantity:
  • $0.00

 

 


NAMIWalks Greater Philadelphia took place on May 5, 2018 at Montgomery County Community College.  The sun came out and so did nearly 1,000 participants!! The walk would not have been successful with out the support of all the walkers, sponsors, volunteers, family members and loved ones! THANK YOU!!

 

                           

THANK YOU FOR MAKING NAMIWALKS GREATER PHILADELPHIA A DAY TO REMEMBER:

Danny Bader, our Walk Keynote Speaker. Thank you Danny for sharing your story of recovery, resiliency and strength! To learn more about Danny Bader or to read his story visit  https://www.dannybader.com/
Aim High Studios for leading our walkers in a pre-walk stretch! Tiffany got everyone motivated and warmed up! To see classes offered or for more information on Aim High, visit

 

 


NAMIWalks Greater Philadelphia 2017

We at NAMI of PA Montgomery County are so thankful for our loyal walkers, sponsors, vendors, and friends that made our NAMIWalks 2017 a great day!  Thanks to your dedication and generosity, the 2017 NAMIWalk raised over $106,000 and brought together almost 1,000 people to raise mental health awarness through walking together.

                               

 

 

 

 

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