Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

Know this: Our mission continues.

Instead of canceling the walk, which would reduce funding when our programs and advocacy in Oregon and Southwest Washington are needed more than ever, we are pleased to announce a walk for our times, NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. Know this: No matter what, our mission continues.

We encourage participants to become “virtual walkers” and take that day to do something meaningful for you in connection with our mission. Make this event your own: You can walk around your block, you can walk around your garden, you can walk around your house. You can form a team and see who is the funniest, or most artistic. You can self-fundraise while you self-quarantine, or do it as part of a team.

We will circulate ideas for everyone and provide sample online fundraising messages. We hope you and your family stay safe and healthy, and we have faith that together we will overcome this health threat.

We are so grateful to all of our sponsors for being here when NAMI needs you most!

Premier sponsor: Providence Health & Services

Gold sponsors: Cedar Hills Hospital, Columbia Care, Clackamas County, Janssen, Multnomah County

Luncheon sponsors: Gilead, Kaiser Permanente NW, Telecare

Silver sponsors: Active Recovery TMS, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Central City Concern, Legacy Health, Luke-Dorf, Rainier Springs

Start/finish line sponsors: Pacific Office Automation, Sunovion

Bronze sponsors: Bouneff, Chally & Koh, LifeWorks NW, Molina Healthcare, Morrison Child & Family Services, Oregon Nurses Association, Samaritan Health, Waddell & Reed

Supporter sponsors: Columbia Community Mental Health, Hagan Hamilton Insurance

Kilometer sponsor: Columbia Bank

Join us for the West Coast’s largest mental health event! NAMIWalks Northwest, presented by Providence Health & Services, will be held on Sunday, May 30.

Sign up now to help us raise funds and awareness, and make a statement that mental health matters!