Welcome to my Personal fundraising page for NAMIWalks.

Dear Friends, Family and Neighbors,

You probably know that NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a nonprofit that is dear to my heart.  I have been involved with NAMI since my oldest child had a psychotic break during college; he courageously struggles to this day.  My family does   its best to support and advocate for him in our very broken mental health care system.  We have benefited greatly from the tremendous support and education provided by NAMI, for which we are so grateful. NAMI came to our rescue in those darkest hours, when we felt as though our world had come to a crashing end.

NAMI offers all of its services to individuals and families in need completely free of charge and is recognized locally and nationally as the preeminent resource for educating and advocating for people living with mental health conditions and their   families. 

I am the Walk Manager for the NAMIWalk 5K on   Saturday, October 6 at Grand Park and I want to personally invite you to join me in supporting NAMIWalks- the largest and most successful mental health fundraising and awareness event in the   United States!

Through NAMIWalks' public, active display of   support for people affected by mental illness, we are changing how Americans view people with a mental illness and ensuring that help and hope are available   for those in need. Participation can also be virtual (although it's a super fun, family and pet friendly event with a great Walk route, food trucks, entertainment, resources booths, a children's playground and more).

Donating to me through this page is easy, fast and secure. Your donation will make a difference and help people and   families affected by mental illness right here in our region. Any donation you feel comfortable with would mean a lot to me. 

You can donate by clicking the "Support Me" button under my photo.  I also welcome you to join my team by clicking   on the team name, "Sea Change in   Mental Health."  (Our theme this year is Making Waves in Mental Health!)

If you know anyone who has a friend or family member dealing with mental health challenges, let them know about NAMI.  I don't know how I and my own family would have coped without NAMI's   presence.

Feel free to be in touch if you have any questions. Thank you for your support.

Warm regards,

Shelley







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