I have been involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) since my oldest child had his first break during college. My son courageously struggles with his mental illness to this day. My family does its best to support and advocate for him in our community where there are far too few resources. 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, and its volunteer leaders and teachers reintroduced hope into our lives.
NAMI offers all of its services to individuals and families in need completely free of charge, and has been recognized locally and nationally as the preeminent resource for educating and advocating for people living with mental health conditions and their families. NAMI enjoys the highest ranking among charitable, non-profit organizations for its effectiveness and low administrative overhead.
I am the Walk Manager for the NAMIWalk 5K on Saturday, October 7 at Grand Park and I ask you to sponsor me in this most important cause. I also welcome you to join my team. Donating to me through this page is easy, fast and secure. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of the 43.8 million adults who experience mental illness in a given year.
Any donation you feel comfortable with would mean a lot to me. In addition, if you know anyone who has a friend or family member dealing with the issue of mental illness, let them know about NAMI. I don't know how I and my own family would have coped without NAMI's presence, and want to make sure others have the same resource to help them, when in need.