NAMIWalks Your Way Maryland: A Virtual Event
Join us on May 30, 2020
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NAMIWalks is going to be a little different this year. We’re not canceling it – we wouldn’t think of it when our collective mental health needs are at their greatest. NAMI’s programs and advocacy are needed more than ever, and with your help, we are pleased to present a walk for our times, NAMIWalks Your Way Maryland: A Virtual Event on May 30.
What is NAMIWalks Your Way?
On May 30, NAMIWalks will be a virtual experience and joined by NAMIWalks across the country. NAMIWalks Your Way means what it sounds like: participants get to make NAMIWalks their own. You can walk a 5K—through your neighborhood, around your backyard, on your treadmill. Or you can do something else meaningful and fun to celebrate our virtual walk day.
What participants are doing on May 30:
- Walking 3,500 steps for a 5K their way
- Planning a craft day with their kids
- Holding a virtual bake-off with their team
- Practicing self-care with a favorite hobby: yoga, gardening, knitting
- Doing a 5K on the treadmill or stationary bike
- Hosting a virtual paint and sip party
- Click here for more ideas!
Take photos and videos and share your activity on a favorite social media with the link to your walk fundraising page and tag @NAMIMaryland, #RocktheWalk2020 & #MentalHealthForAll. Together we can make May 30 a day to remember - Mental Health for All: A National Day of Hope.
The only limit of NAMIWalks Your Way is the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion. Share your ideas with us!
RSVP now for our #RocktheWalk2020 Activities:
Morning Exercise with Monquelle Jordan
Saturday, May 30 9:00 am
Did you know that individuals with mental illness die 15 to 25 years earlier than the general population, largely due to preventable health conditions? These grave statistics can be reduced through improved diet, exercise, and smoking cessation.
Start your morning off right with personal trainer Monquelle Jordan for a great 30 minute exercise to get your heart pumping and ready for the day!
NAMIWalks Your Way Maryland Opening Ceremonies
Saturday, May 30 at 11:00 am
Join us for our “Opening Ceremonies”! Including a warm-up from our friends at FitBound, a welcome from Deputy Secretary of Behavioral Health, Dr. Aliya Jones, and a message from special guest speaker, retired NFL Player Brandon Coleman. Don’t go anywhere – we’ll be streaming right on www.namiwalks.org/Maryland !
Paint & Sip with Miriam Hughes
Saturday, May 30 3:00 pm
Join us for our guided paint & sip with artist/instructor Miriam Hughes! Follow along or just tune in as Miriam shows three different techniques you can do with watercolors. Paint with us and drink a non-alcoholic beverage of your choice, like water, tea, coffee, or even chocolate milk!
Click here for the recommended supplies list. Feel free to also use whatever you have at home!
Guided Meditation with Dr. Misha Martin
Saturday, May 30 at 6:00 pm
Take time to breathe and restore your mind through meditation and mindfulness to help reduce stress and increase resilience.
This session will open at 5:55 pm. Please sign in at 5:55. To make sure that participants have the best possible experience the zoom link will close at 6:15 pm.
Saturday May 30, 2020
NAMIWalks Your Way
Participate in NAMIWalks Maryland through social and our live feeds!
Start Time: 11:00am
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
Raise $100 and receive the official 2020 NAMIWalks Maryland t-shirt and tons of awesome other prizes! Learn more here.
In 2020, NAMI Maryland is celebrating 18 years of NAMIWalks, the nation's largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event. We are proud to have been involved with NAMIWalks since the very beginning, and we invite you to join us this year for the first ever Virtual NAMIWalks Maryland!
There are many ways you can make a difference via NAMIWalks: as a sponsor, a team captain or team member, and an individual walker and join us virtually on May 30th for a nationally led free, virtual event!
However you participate in NAMIWalks, you will be joining a national movement dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and their families coping with mental illness. Join us in our promise to build better lives and let's
Become a Sponsor:
Download the 2020 NAMIWalks Maryland Sponsorship Packet. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250, this is a perfect opportunity for large and small buisnesses to play a role in making mental health a priority in the community. All sponsors wil receive marketing and publicity benefits!
Official NAMIWalks Maryland Media Sponsor