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NAMIWalks for the Mind of America 2005 - Recap

November 2005

NAMI’s signature fund- and awareness-raising walkathon program, NAMIWalks for the Mind of America, continued to grow at a dramatic rate this year.  Approximately 50,000 people came to the events nationwide, and it is estimated that by the time the last dollar is counted, the program will have raised $4.4 to $4.5 million dollars for NAMI state and affiliate organizations across the country.

Forty-nine walks were held in 2005.  The walks were sponsored by:

NAMI Alaska;
NAMI Arizona;
NAMI San Francisco Bay Area;
NAMI Collier County, FL;
NAMI Connecticut;
NAMI Dallas;
NAMI Delaware;
NAMI Franklin County (Columbus, OH);
NAMI Fresno, CA;
NAMI Georgia;
NAMI Greater Cleveland;
NAMI Greater Orlando, FL;
NAMI Greater Toledo, OH;
NAMI Greenville, SC;
NAMI Hamilton County (Cincinnati, OH);
NAMI Johnson County (Iowa City, IA);
NAMI Kansas;
NAMI Lexington, KY;
NAMI Queens/Long Island;
NAMI Los Angeles;
NAMI Maine;
NAMI Maryland;
NAMI Massachusetts;
NAMI Michigan;
NAMI Mississippi;
NAMI Montana;
NAMI National/NAMI DC;
NAMI New Hampshire;
NAMI New Mexico;
NAMI North Carolina;
NAMI Northwest Walk (Portland, OR);
NAMI Orange County, CA;
NAMI Pennsylvania;
NAMI San Diego Area;
NAMI St. Louis;
NAMI Scott County (Davenport, IA);
NAMI Seattle Area;
NAMI South Dakota;
NAMI SW Louisiana;
NAMI of Summit County (Akron, OH);
NAMI Tennessee;
NAMI Texas;
NAMI Utah;
NAMI Ventura County, CA;
NAMI Waukesha, WI; 
NAMI West Virginia.

NAMIWalks even went global in 2005.  There was a NAMIWalk in Mumbai, India in October sponsored by NAMI India and held in conjunction with World Mental Health Week. 

Sixty-five to seventy-five walks are anticipated for 2006.  Walks are held from April through October across the United States To find out more about NAMIWalks and how you can participate, go to the NAMIWalks Web site and click on a state near you.


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