National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Cleveland (NAMI GC) is a local affiliate of NAMI with approximately 800 peer, family, professional and organizational members. They provide support to those with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression and anxiety disorders and their family members. They offer a variety of free support groups, education programs, information and referral, and advocacy. Volunteer peers and family members provide almost all of the services at NAMI GC. NAMIWalks promotes awareness of mental health, reduces stigma, and raises money for NAMI Greater Cleveland’s FREE mental health education and support programs.
Come participate in NAMI GC’s biggest fundraising event of the year and join NAMI at CWRU, CWRU’s collegiate chapter of NAMI, in our first-ever NAMIWalks team!
The event will be taking place this Saturday, September 23rd from 9 – 11:30 a.m. at Edgewater Park. NAMI at CWRU thinks it will be a great event to kickstart the semester and engage advocates for mental health such as you and me early on. For those hoping to expand their connections in the field of mental health, this walk can also be a great networking opportunity because of all the mental health advocates who will be walking at the event. In light of this, NAMI at CWRU is inviting all of you to join our team!
For fundraising outside of our personal fundraising goals, NAMI at CWRU should be tabling at Tinkham Veale from 2 – 4 p.m. this Wednesday, September 20th andFriday, September 22nd. Feel free to stop by our table to talk with us about the event!
Even if you’re unable to walk with us at the event, it would be great if you could join our team online and contribute to our fundraising goal of $1,000. While setting your personal fundraising goal during registration, it can be as low or high as you want. Also, although all members of NAMI at CWRU’s team should wear their CWRU gear on the day of the event (T-shirts, sweatshirts, socks, etc.), meeting a personal fundraising goal of $100.00 earns you a free NAMIWalks T-shirt on the day of the event! Thanks to your gift, we will be one step closer to reaching our goal of Mental Health for All.
Come join us! (Also, feel free to check out the participant guidebook linked below.)