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Celebrate 20 Years of NAMIWalks...


The very first NAMIWalks campaign was held in Maryland 20 years ago.  What was once a small gathering of family members and advocates in Howard County has now grown into hte nation's largest and most successful grassroots fundraising campaign, taking place in more than  120 locations across the country.

 

NAMI Maryland was the foundation of this incredible movement, and we invite you to celebrate this milestone with us as a participant for our NAMIWalks Your Way Maryland campaign.

 

This campaign will build on last year's success and will continue to explore and expand on the positive ways the arts impact mental health.  We're excited to share that this year will be a hybrid of virtual and private, in-person events that will begin in early spring and will include a virtual art showcase on Saturday, May 21st, 2022, and an in-person, invite only VIP Wrap-Up Party on Saturday, July 9th, 2022. 


However you participate in NAMIWalks, you will be joining NAMI's national movement!


Sponsorships Are Available

 

Your sponsorship will demonstrate to your employees and our community of more than 55,000 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 may receive a video ad/speaking opportunity during our programming, social media shout-outs throughout the campaign, exclusive tickets and booth space at our VIP NAMIWalks Wrap-Up Party, inclusion on our official t-shirt, 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.

 

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!

 

If you're having technical issues or any problems with your walk page or team captain page, please call your local affiliate or NAMI Maryland at 410-884-8691.

 

If you have any questions about the Walk, please contact us.