May 30 2020

NAMIWalks Your Way NYC: A Virtual Event - Online

Online
Saturday, May 30, 2020
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

I learned of NAMI when my Grandson was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2003.

It was his second year in College and he was failing badly. At his High School graduation, one of his House Master told me that in the four years that Mathew was there he could never say that he had a close friend. He kept everyone at arm's length and would always tell us that he would solve his own problems.

A friend advised me to get him checked, we did and he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He never accepted it and continued to live in denial. With that said, I am happy to say that he does take his medication, got his Drivers License and has a job that pays him a decent wage. He is looking forward to getting his own apt.

When I first heard of NAMI, I too, thought that I didn't need help and that his Mother and I could maneuver the mental heath care system in New York on our own. We found that was an IMPOSSIBLE task. NAMI is a savior and I can smile because I know that there is a place that cares and will help me whenever I need it.

One of Mathew's biggest problems I think is the stigma attached to mental illness. So I walk with NAMI to raise funds for this and for all the other support services that they offer. NAMI has broadened my awareness and given me a voice and I feel very confident in talking about mental illness.

This is my 10th WALK.

- Jean Folkes

Join us! Please consider making a donation; joining our team; and/or sharing The Marble Team fundraising link with your social media network: >https://www.namiwalks.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=36857

Marble Action Committee is a proud supporter of NAMIWalks Your Way NYC: A Virtual Event! Every dollar raised will help NAMI provide services for those in our community who are living with mental health challenges. All gifts are 100% tax deductible. For questions, contact Tom Schneider.

TO JOIN IN THE VIRTUAL WALK >CLICK HERE

TO DONATE TO OUR VIRTUAL WALK >CLICK HERE

NAMIWalks is going to be a little different this year. We’re not canceling it – we wouldn’t think of it when our collective mental health needs are at their greatest. NAMI’s programs and advocacy are needed more than ever, and with your help, we are pleased to present a walk for our times, NAMIWalks Your Way NYC: A Virtual Event on Saturday, May 30 at 11:00am.

Team: Marble Collegiate Church
Team Captain: Tom Schneider

What is NAMIWalks Your Way?
NAMIWalks will be a virtual experience and joined by NAMIWalks across the country. NAMIWalks Your Way means what it sounds like: participants get to make NAMIWalks their own. You can walk a 5K—through your neighborhood, around your backyard, on your treadmill. Or you can do something else meaningful and fun to celebrate our virtual walk day.

What participants are doing on May 30:

  • Walking 3,500 steps for a 5K their way
  • Planning a craft day with their kids
  • Holding a virtual bake-off with their team
  • Practicing self-care with a favorite hobby: yoga, gardening, knitting
  • Doing a 5K on the treadmill or stationary bike
  • Hosting a virtual paint and sip party

Take photos and videos and share your activity on a favorite social media with the link to your walk fundraising page and the hashtag #NotAlone and #MentalHealthForAll. Together we can make May 30 a day to remember - Mental Health for All: A National Day of Hope.

The only limit of NAMIWalks Your Way is the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion. Share your ideas with us at NAMIWalks.org!

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