This year the New Orleans Musician's Clinic & Assistance Foundation NAMI Walk Team NOMC & AF Bunky Butts is proudly walking in memory of Barney Kilpatrick, a dedicated donor, benefit producer and tireless cheerleader for the NOMC. The money we raise for NAMI, one of the NOMC's trusted mental health service providers for more than 10 years, will support expanded mental health services for our patients.
"I am taking part in this NAMI walk to honor Barney's legacy as a man who loved, lived and worked for music, for his family, and for his friends. He would have walked this walk for others if he could.
Barney found it easy to connect with people through his sincere interest in who they were. He was loved because he gave love that lives on in us."
Thank you for your support. Your contribution will help many of our musicians in their mental health needs including support groups, mental health first aid, and counseling. Thank you for your support in Barney's memory.
"Friends suffer silently with mental illness everyday, feeling alone and separate. Unfortunately we do not know this until it is too late. Please walk to assist NAMI foster hope, space and light to penetrate this darkness. We walk in love, honor and remembrance of our dearest friend Barney Kilpatrick."
- Sally Cornelson and Reggie Scanlon