NAMI Connecticut Annual Walk
NAMIWalks Changing Minds…One Step at a Time
Save the Date!
The 10th Anniversary Annual CT NAMIWalks will take place Saturday May 18, 2013, with registration starting at 9:00am and Walk start time at 10:00am at Bushnell Park, located behind the state capitol building in downtown Hartford. As always, the walk will take place RAIN or SHINE.
PLEASE READ BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION!
Hello, NAMI Connecticut Friends!
BRAND NEW 2013 NAMIWalks Website is Now LIVE!!!
It hasn’t been that long since we ended our last campaign for mental illness in Connecticut, but we never stop driving towards our goal to raise awareness and end the stigma associated with mental illness, a goal well known and shared by us ALL!! That’s why…we are EXTREMELY EXCITED to announce that the BRAND NEW 2013 NAMIWALKS WEBSITE IS NOW LIVE!!!
Visit our NAMIWalks website where you can Register online(recommended), Create a Walk Team, Join an existing Team, Sponsor a Walker, or Become an Event Sponsor.
WALK OR JOIN US!
Saturday May 18th starting at 9:00am, Bushnell Park,Hartford
10:00 am Warm Up Lead by Ariel Friedman www.grooveanywhere.com
10:05am Walk Send Off
5 Ways to Participate
What’s New with NAMIWalks!
Our FREE NAMIWalks Mobile App:
• Check your fundraising progress. It’s updated instantly.
• Send emails to friends & family using your phone’s address book or connect with them about your fundraising through Facebook or Twitter.
• Take a picture & instantly update your webpage.
• Look for donations & immediately thank your donors.
• Instantly process secure credit card or PayPal donations.
• View & post messages
Our FREE NAMIWalks Facebook App:
• See who else is fundraising & which of your friends have donated to mutual friends
• Publish your actions to your Facebook timeline.
• Like, comment or share to raise awareness.
• Donors can donate securely inside Facebook and leave messages.
• Syncs to your fundraising page!
Who Can I Ask? Think Big! Ask Everyone!
People Tend to sell themselves short, thinking they don’t know very many people. Take a look at these suggestions for broadening the scope of your message:
- Immediate Family – If you haven’t asked your spouse, children, parents, and siblings, ask them! They are likely to care about the things you care about!
- Distant Family – Ask your grandparents, aunts/uncles, in-laws, and cousins. Mental Illness is often a family issue, so let it be a family cause!
- Work Aquaintances – Ask your co-workers to jin your team or donate. How many candy bars and tubs of cokkie dough have you bought from their kids?
- Neighbors – Mental Illness is a community issue – let it be a community cause!
- Church – Members are always on the lookout for quality community events to get involved with. Don’t deny them the chance to get in on this one!
- School Friends – Past and present, old and young – ask them all.
- Businesses – Places you frequently visit are often very willing to donate to your team, give a prize or silent auction donation, or maybe even sponsor the Walk! At the very least, ask them if you can hang a flyer! It is a great way to start the conversation.
- Social Groups – Are you on a sports team? In a group at your church or involved with a civic organization? Do you go to a support group? Are you a member of a professional association? Fraternity? Sorority? Student Organization? The list goes on and on. Ask your group to get involved! NAMI Connecicut staff will even present to your organization!
- Holiday Card List – Do you have a list of people you send holiday cards to each year? Add them to your list for your donor letter.
- Social Networking Sites – Put the link to your Walk page on facebook, twitter, myspace, linkedin, or any other sites you use. You’ll be surprised how fast the word spreads!
Glenn Close and NAMIWalks
Glenn Close who was born and raised in Greenwich, CT talks about NAMIWalks CLICK HERE
To view a short (5 min.) video of the 2010 ‘Walk, CLICK HERE