Join us as we hold the largest mental health event on the West Coast!

On Sunday, May 19, NAMI Oregon will host the 17th annual 5K NAMIWalks Northwest event in Portland at the Eastbank Esplanade (near SE Water and SE Main) in Portland. We’re excited to have you participate and make a statement that mental health matters, and that no one should be ashamed to ask for help. Whether you volunteer, raise funds, lead a team, or all of the above, your support helps us fight for mental health parity, housing, access to treatment, and dignity for all.

The public is invited to participate in the walk to help raise awareness, funds, and support for mental health advocacy. NAMI’s goal is to have at least 6,000 participants and to raise $230,000. Funds raised will support local NAMI programs and services, which have been described as “life-changing” and “life-saving.” NAMI programs are offered free of charge to individuals living with mental illness, as well as their families and loved ones. Last year, the walk drew 7,500 participants and approximately 5,000 walkers.

The event will feature music from The Reverb Brothers, face painting and other family-friendly activities. There is no cost to participate.

Last year, the walk drew 7,500 participants and approximately 5,000 walkers. There’s no fee to register: sign up at www.namiwalks.org/northwest.

Questions? Please visit our walk FAQ. Want to volunteer on walk day? Please email michelle@namior.org. We look forward to seeing you there!