NAMIWalks Your Way Maryland
Join us on May 22, 2021
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Saturday, May 22, 2021
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10632 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
Creativity Connects: Artist Spotlight
Meet Diana N'diaye. Folklorist, artist, and designer:
"In my life story, affirmations have been really important. Affirmations of worthiness and a reminder that there is a day after the darkness."
Connect with Diana
Red Dirt Studio
Share with us how creativity helps you connect and you could join our list of incredible featured artists! Remember, creativity isn't just about music and visual arts. It can be anything that gets your creative energy flowing: cooking, gardening, arts & crafts, or even re-organizing your garage! If you are interested in being a part of this movement, download our guidelines detailing how you can help us with this crucial awareness campaign.
We hope you will join us to jump start conversations about mental health and recovery!
Join us for A Unique Mental Health Awareness Campaign!
For the second year in a row, NAMIWalks will be a little different — while making a lot of difference. It’s going to be “your way,” just like 2020’s phenomenally successful events — as we prove our resilience by stretching our limits anew and making the event our own.
In 2021, we are celebrating 19 years of NAMIWalks, the nation's largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising campaign. NAMI Maryland is proud to have been involved in NAMIWalks since the very beginning, and we hope you will join us this year for this incredible virtual campaign!
There are many ways you can make a difference via NAMIWalks: as a sponsor, team captain, team member, or an individual participant. Registering for NAMIWalks is quick, easy, and free. Every participant who raises $100 or more receives our exclusive 2021 NAMIWalks Your Way Maryland t-shirt.
However you participate in NAMIWalks, you will be joining NAMI's national movement!
Sponsorship Opportunities Are STILL Available
The t-shirt deadline has passed, but your organization can still participate and sponsor this incredible campaign! We can only reach our goals with the support of dedicated organizations and individuals like you. Your sponsorship will demonstrate to your employees and our community of more than 53,000 individuals, families, and organizations connected to us that you are committed to improving the lives of individuals with mental health conditions and their families. In appreciation of your sponsorship, you will receive a video ad during our virtual programming, social media shout-outs throughout the campaign, a virtual sponsorship booth, digital promotion, and so much more. Click here for our sponsorship brochure!
What is NAMIWalks Your Way?
NAMIWalks is a completely virtually virtual experience, united with NAMIWalks across the country. Participants get to use their creativity, with the main rule that we continue to advance towards our goal by leaps and bounds. The choice is yours on how you want to be involved and eliminate stigma in our community.
NAMIWalks Your Way Maryland will culminate with a virtual showcase on
Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
Creativity Rules: What participants are doing for the campaign
- Walking 7,000+ 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
- Creating a safe and socially distanced stroll in their neighborhood
Take photos and videos and share your activity on favorite social media with the link to your walk fundraising page and the hashtag #NotAlone and #CreativityConnects. Together we can make a difference for people affected by mental illness,
The only limit of NAMIWalks Your Way is staying safe, healthy, and inspired. Share your ideas with us!