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NAMI Indianapolis 2014 Walking for Awareness

Sunday May 18, 2014 at 2:00pm
Downtown Indianapolis Canal

We finally might have some spring weather! So now it’s time to lace up our shoes, tell all our friends and join us as we “Walk for Awareness” with NAMI Indianapolis! That’s right, it’s time for the 2014 Walk Event benefiting the programs and services of NAMI Indianapolis, Inc. Step Off is at the Buggs Temple end of the downtown Indianapolis Canal!

Our Walking Coordination Team (Annie Ruth, Laura Barnes, Billi Jo Carver, Marianne Ries, and Brian & Kathy Neilson) already have teams forming and raising valuable service dollars, so start yours today! You can do so by visiting, following the “form a team” instructions. Remember, NAMI Indianapolis is one of 30 organizations participating in this family friendly community walk, so make sure you indicate that you are walking for NAMI Indianapolis!

This is an easy and fun way to let the community know about NAMI Indianapolis and to eliminate stigma about mental illnesses! Here are some ways you can raise money for your team:
1. Ask friends and family for their support. All donations of all sizes are important! Contributions can be made now by sending them to NAMI Indianapolis (checks should be made payable to NAMI Indianapolis with “2014 Walk” on the memo line. Donations will be accepted at the Walk on May 18, too! You can make your pledge for NAMI Indianapolis on the Walking for Dreams walk webpage ( or you can make a walk designated contribution directly to us at
2. Challenge friends and family to see who can raise the most money for your team! Create a prize for the winner and have fun!
3. Organize a bake sale at the office or church to benefit your Walk Team! It’s easy and you will be surprised how popular they are!
4. Sponsor a car wash with proceeds benefiting NAMI Indianapolis! We all need to get out and get our cars cleaned, so why not do it to benefit a great cause?

However you do it, be sure to Register yourself or a Team, and do it today! Start collecting donations on behalf of your team and get ready for a great event on Saturday, May 18! Contact NAMI Indianapolis at with questions about how you can MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

There are the easy, step-by-step instructions on [how to register] and [how to make a donation].

Questions? Call the NAMI Indianapolis office at 317-257-7517 or e-mail us at

  All monies raised will stay in Central Indiana!