From coast-to-coast and around the globe, mental illness affects everyone. Every year, regardless of race, age, religion or economic status, mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in five adults and one in ten children across the United States—that is nearly 60 million Americans. Thousands of supporters of NAMIWalks are the face and voice of the NAMI movement—families, individuals, coworkers and businesses who come together to celebrate mental illness recovery, to honor those who have lost their lives to mental illness and to help raise funds, combat stigma and promote awareness.
2019 NAMIWalks Greater Houston
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Sam Houston Park
1000 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002
To learn more about how to participate, create a team or become a sponsor, please call our Walk Manager Killian Gilbert-Smith at: (713) 970-4424.
Are you a corporation or organization looking to make an impact in the Greater Houston Area? Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
NAMIWalks Reaches a Nationwide Audience
NAMIWalks’ public, active display of supportfor people affected by mental health conditions
is one important way we are changing how Americans view people with a mental illness. NAMIWalks brings together individuals and businesses to help raise funds, combat stigma and promote awareness. NAMIWalks is NAMI’s largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event. In 2018, 88 NAMIWalks events raised over $11.5 million to support local programs and initiatives that improve the lives of persons affected by mental illness.
Who Walks with NAMI?
NAMIWalks attract and engage a diverse audience across a variety of demographics including individuals and families affected by mental health conditions, friends, community groups, local businesses, medical professionals and more. All participants are encouraged to collect donations. All walkers raising $100 or more receive a commemorative NAMIWalks t-shirt.