NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, was started right here in Madison as AMI over 40 years ago. Now based in Washington, DC, NAMI has local chapter all over the country. NAMI Dane County is the local chapter here in Madison.
NAMI does vital work all across the country -- helping and advocating for people with mental illness and their families. NAMI's education programs are extremely effective in combatting stigma about mental illness. Knowledge helps!
I started my volunteer journey over 20 years ago at NAMI Johnson County in Iowa City, Iowa. At NAMI Dane County, this will be my seventh year as Walk photographer and my sixth year on the Walk organizing committee, which meets year-round.
Our walk team -- Inspire Love -- was one of the top fundraising teams last year. I personally raised $1,945, and our team needs that boost even more this year. Please donate and give generously. Every dollar is appreciated and all dollars stay within the local community.
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