This year, NAMI Connecticut invites you to join us in Hartford at beautiful Bushnell Park for our annual fundraiser dedicated to mental health awareness and services. Slated to get underway on Saturday, May 20th, the 2017 NAMI Connecticut Walk is our largest fundraiser of the year. The money raised goes right back into providing the community you love with the crucial mental health programs, services and resources it needs.
How the NAMI Connecticut Walk Helps Your Community
When you support the NAMI Walk in Hartford, you are giving back to Connecticut in the following ways:
- by funding educational programming that is developed for individuals who live with a mental illness, as well as providers and family members
- by teaching advocacy skills to those who are impacted by mental illness
- by expanding NAMI's existing programs while developing new ones in order to meet the state's ever-changing mental health needs
- by providing support that individuals and families who are affected by mental illness need so critically
Get Involved in the NAMI Walk in CT
The NAMI Connecticut Walk is your chance to register as an individual walker or join together with friends, family and coworkers as a team to end the stigma associated with mental illness. Walking as a team helps you share fundraising duties as you strive to reach your fundraising goal. If you raise $100, you'll get an event t-shirt to wear on the day of the walk to commemorate the day!
Once you form your walking team, have fun with it! Give yourselves a silly name or make it meaningful by walking in honor of someone who is special to the group. Design t-shirts that show your solidarity and support for those who are impacted by mental illness. Then, gather together on May 20 in Bushnell Park to enjoy a beautiful day filled with fun, camaraderie and memories.
You might be wondering how you can help if you aren't able to join us at Bushnell Park for our NAMI Connecticut Walk. While we'll miss seeing you, you can still show your support by becoming a Virtual Walker. You can register online -- either as an individual walker or create a virtual team of walkers. All your fundraising can also be completed online as well. If you raise at least $100, we'll send you a beautiful event t-shirt as a thank you for your support.
For more information about the NAMI Connecticut Walk, click here. Do you need more information about NAMI Walks in general? This page offers helpful tips as well as a FAQs section and a troubleshooting guide.