NAMI Northwest Walk, Oregon’s largest Mental Health Event, at Eastbank Esplanade Sunday

Approximately 4,000 people will show their support for mental health care. Dave Dahl, Co-Founder of Dave’s Killer Bread, City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, and Portland Police Chief Larry O’Dea will attend.

WHAT: NAMI NORTHWEST WALK
WHEN: Sunday, May 17, 2015; Check-in: 12 pm; Start Time: 1 pm
WHERE: Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade, SE Main at SE Water, Portland, OR

Website: http://www.namiwalks.org/Northwest

NAMI Oregon will host the 13th annual 5K NAMI Northwest Walk in Portland, the largest mental health event in the state of Oregon. 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 4,000 participants and to raise $225,000. 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.

One in four adults in the United States lives with a mental illness, as does one in 10 children.

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About NAMI Oregon
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Oregon (NAMI Oregon) is a statewide grassroots organization with approximately 2,000 members in 15 affiliates; it is one of 50 state organizations that comprise the National Alliance on Mental Illness(NAMI). NAMI's  mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals with mental illnesses and their families through education,support, and advocacy. Our statewide toll-free Helpline (800-343-6264) is answered by trained volunteers and staff who provide information and referrals to mental health resources. NAMI Oregon is the state’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to education, support and advocacy around mental illness and treatment.

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