NAMIWalks Your Way Lane County
Join us on May 22, 2021
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Saturday, May 22, 2021
Participate in NAMIWalks Your Way through social media and our Live feeds
10 am - 4 pm PT
NAMI Lane County
129 9th Street
Springfield, OR 97477
Join us for A United Day of Hope
For the second year in a row, NAMIWalks will be a little different — while making a lot of difference. It’s going to be “your way,” just like 2020’s phenomenally successful events — as we prove our resilience by stretching our limits anew and making the event our own.
The mission of NAMI Lane County is to improve the quality of life for individuals living with mental health conditions and their friends, families, loved ones, and caregivers through support, education, and advocacy.
Our collective mental health needs are at their greatest now. One in three U.S. adults reported experiencing depression or anxiety since the pandemic began. NAMI’s programs and advocacy are needed more than ever, and with your help, we are pleased to present NAMIWalks Your Way on Saturday, May 22, 2021.
What is NAMIWalks Your Way?
On May 22, 2021, NAMIWalks will be a virtual experience, united with NAMIWalks across the country. NAMIWalks Your Way means instead of putting one foot in front of the other, you get to put one feat in front of the other: participants get to use their creativity, with the main rule that we continue to advance towards our goal by leaps and bounds. The choice is yours on how you want to make this spring’s event fit into this spring’s reality.
Creativity Rules: Some Ideas for Event Day:
- Walk 7,000+ steps for a 5K their way
- Plan a craft day with their kids
- Hold a virtual bake-off with their team
- Practice self-care with a favorite hobby: yoga, gardening, knitting
- Do a 5K on the treadmill or stationary bike
- Create a safe and socially distanced stroll in their neighborhood
Take photos and videos and share your activity on favorite social media with the link to your walk fundraising page and the hashtag #NotAlone. Together we can make a difference for people affected by mental illness!
The only limit of NAMIWalks Your Way is staying safe, healthy, and inspired. Share your ideas with us!
In 2020, we offered 187 support groups attended by nearly 1,500 individuals, as well as 4 educational classes attended by 61 individuals. Through the dedication and hard work of dozens of volunteers donating 1,800 hours of their time, we had over 3,000 touches through our programming, services, and outreach. Your support of NAMIWalks can help us continue to offer these vital services to our community. All of NAMI Lane County’s services are peer-led, low-barrier, and at no cost to the participant.
A donation of $15 provides a critical stipend to a volunteer support group facilitator
A donation of $30 support follow-up calls with isolated community members for one week
A donation of $60 supports one month of a peer Connection support group
A donation of $100 can help support a Family to Family education class
Remember: United, we insist on Mental Health for All.