NAMIWalks Your Way South Dakota

Join us on May 21, 2022

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Event Date:

Saturday, May 21, 2022


Fawick Park
200 S 2nd Ave,
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
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Event Time:

Registration & Check-in: 8AM
Walk Step Off: 9:00AM

Contact Us:

NAMI South Dakota
1601 E 69th Street, Suite 210
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Kris Eschman

Meet Walk Ambassador: Lance Johnson
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Lance supports the work that NAMI South Dakota does to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness. Here's what he says about his commitment to mental health:
"NAMI is a great resource for people dealing with mental health issues plus an avenue for me to reach out and help others.  Sometimes hearing other peoples’ personal journeys brings some comfort and maybe a nudge to seek out professional help. Hopefully, by volunteering through NAMI I can provide some personal insight and resources to promote mental wellness. My personal goal is to assist with overcoming the stigma associated with mental health issues. The stigma is even greater in rural areas, especially small-town America. The desire to seek out professional help is a huge hurdle to overcome, and becomes even more challenging when professional services are not readily available.  Rural small-town America is a lifestyle many of us would not give up – however, with everyone knowing everyone, the confidentiality aspect adds to the mental health stigma.  Hopefully together we can identify innovative means for accessing professional help and education to 'end the stigma'". 
--Lance is a Senior Product Manager at Valley Queen Cheese, one of NAMI South Dakota's long-standing parners

Let’s celebrate: Together for Mental Health!

Register today for NAMIWalks Your Way South Dakota 2022, which promises to be our most meaningful event ever.
Registration is simple and free!

The last couple of years have been challenging for all of us, but if there has been a silver lining, it is that everyone is talking about mental health.
Our employers, schools, politicians, neighbors, actors, athletes, family and friends are talking about their experiences with mental health conditions and the importance of seeking help. We are coming Together for Mental Health!

In that vein, we are planning to have an in-person event this year. We want to come together with our NAMI South Dakota community and celebrate the progress we've made toward our mission of improving the lives of people affected by mental health conditions.

We’ll have fun activities, engaging speakers, refreshments, and information about NAMI programs and other community resources. If you can join us in-person at Fawick Park in Sioux Falls, please do so! You can choose to walk the full 5K route, part of the route, or not walk at all--just come and be a part of the celebration. You may also choose to walk or participate in another activity in your own neighborhood, school campus, workplace, or local park.

Where you participate or what activity you do is not what’s important. Raising awareness about the importance of mental health and the rising need for mental health services is. And raising funds for NAMI South Dakota’s mission is. As a registered participant, you'll share why NAMI/mental health are important to you and ask family/friends to make a donation to help you reach your fundraising goal.

Get started now! The first step is to register as a team captain, member of a team, individual participant, or virtual participant.

Registration is fast, simple, and free!

Mental Health for All — and Always

 #namisd #Together4MH

Sponsorship opportunities are available for our in-person event this year. For more information on how your organization can partner with NAMI South Dakota in 2022, please visit our Sponsor page here




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