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NAMI Walks 2017 – Champions for change.

NAMIWalks 2017 – Our NAMI FDL Champions for Change Walk team had a fabulous day on October 7th at Grant Park in downtown Atlanta.   Thank you for all who participated, and to our walk chairperson DeLisa Rodney

 

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The 2016 NAMI Walk was held on October 8, 2016 in Grant Park, Atlanta, GA. The NAMI FDL affiliate sponsored the FDL Champions for Change Team again this year. This year the weather cooperated with the walk so that we could promote mental health awareness, and advocacy.  All funds raised help our local community and NAMI Georgia in order to provide education, support, research and advocacy for mental health issues.  To see more pictures click here.

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The 2015 NAMI Walk was held on September 26, 2015 in Grant Park, Atlanta, GA. The NAMI FDL affiliate sponsored the FDL Champions for Change Team again this year.  Each walker received an official walk t-shirt, Thank you to all the participants.  The walk is a festive event that promotes mental health awareness, and advocacy. All funds raised help our local community and NAMI Georgia provide education, support, research and advocacy for mental health issues.  If you are interested in joining our team next year,  please contact Linda Fitzwater by email. davlinfitz@yahoo.com   It is easy to join and participate.

 

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The 2014 NAMI Walk was held on November 1, 2014 in Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA. The NAMI FDL affiliate sponsored the FDL Champions for Change Team this year.  Each walker received an official walk t-shirt, Thank you to all the participants.  The walk is a festive event that promotes mental health awareness, and advocacy. All funds raised help our local community and NAMI Georgia provide education, support, research and advocacy for mental health issues.   Our Walk coordinators for 2014 were Catherine Allen and Linda Fitzwater.  If you are interested in joining our team next year,  please contact Catherine by email. cathallen68@gmail.com   It is easy to join and participate.   Catherine will share all information necessary to get started.   Looking forward to having you join in on the fun!

The 2013 NAMI Walk was held on October 5, 2013 in Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA.    The NAMI FDL affiliate sponsored the HAPPY FEET Team again this year.   Each walker received an official walk t-shirt, and a fundraising packet of information.  Thank you to all the participants.  Team Happy Feet had a total of 18 workers, and joined other teams from across the state.  advocacy for mental health issues.     Looking forward to having you on our team next year!

Thanks to all who walked on November 4, 2012 at Turner Field Atlanta, GA. We had around 1,000 walkers. Donations to our team “Happy Feet” and to NAMI Georgia help pay for all our free education and support. The 2013 teams for our 2013 fall walk will begin forming in July; plan to join us. There will be 3 locations in Georgia this year–Atlanta, Waycross and Rome. The  2013 Atlanta NAMI Walk plans are October 19 at Piedmont Park.

NAMIWalks is a national walk to raise awareness and funds for mental health. Walks around the U.S. are at various times and locations. Last year the annual Georgia NAMIWalks was Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Tribble Mill Park in Lawrenceville, Ga. Our teams were Happy Feet FDL and FDL Mountain Climbers. We give special thanks to all those “happy feet” and “mountain climbers” ages 3 to 66 who walked or contributed to this fundraising event and to Kids ‘R’ Kids for supporting NAMI GA and our affiliate in the walk. NAMI FDL was in the top 5 fundraising affiliates in Georgia. In 2008, over 800 people walked together in 2 Georgia locations to raise over $129,000 to support the NAMI mission. In 2009 the total in Georgia was over $181,000!

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Badges designed and created for our team by Linda Kinsey

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