Join Ryan Grant, star running back for the Green Bay Packers, for the 2012 Milwaukee NAMI Walk on May 19. Ryan Grant was the Honorary Chair of the 2011 NAMI Walk and will once again support this event in 2012. Watch this video from 2011 showing why he feels so strongly about this event.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.
From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Fundraising allows NAMI to offer an array of programs, initiatives and activities in support of the NAMI mission. The annual NAMI WALK is one of the ways this organization raises the funds needed to support their mission. The goals of the NAMIWalks program are: to fight the stigma that surrounds mental illness, to build awareness of the fact that the mental health system in this country needs to be improved, and to raise funds for NAMI so that they can continue their mission.
We would like to invite you to walk with the Aurora Behavioral Health Services TEAM. If you can’t walk, donate to support Aurora Behavioral Health Services’ participation. Donating online is fast and secure.
To register to walk, or to make a donation to sponsor the ABHS team, visit the ABHS TEAM WEB SITE. Or you may contact team captains:
NAMI is a 501(c)3 charity and any donation you make to support my participation in this event is tax deductible. NAMI has been rated by Worth magazine as among the top 100 charities “most likely to save the world” and has been given an “A” rating by The American Institute of Philanthropy for efficient and effective use of charitable dollars.
Date: May 19, 2012
Location: Veterans’ Park – on Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI
Distance: 3 MI
Check-in: 9:30 am
Start Time: 11 am
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, contact Aurora Behavioral Health Services us — online or by phone at 1-877-666-7223 — as soon as possible.