Step Forward for Mental Health Walk - Saturday, August 13, 2016
Raising funds for education, support and advocacy for families and individuals affected by mental illness
|Mental illness is prevalent and it doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, white or black, young or old – mental illness affects all walks of life. Statistics tell us mental illness affects one in four adults any given year. Whether it’s a parent, sibling, co-worker or friend, you know somebody who is living with or impacted by mental illness. Mental illness is a medical problem – just like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The good news is that mental illness is treatable. With the right treatment and support, quality of life can dramatically improve for people living with mental illness and their family and friends. |
We must end the stigma associated with mental illness and talk about it to ensure that people are getting the help they need. We’re asking the community to Step Forward for Mental Health and show its support for the thousands of people in Louisville affected by mental illness each year.
The NAMI Louisville Step Forward for Mental Health Walk – the only annual awareness walk in Louisville focused on mental health, awareness, support and recovery – is Saturday, August 13 at Harbor Lawn at Waterfront Park.
Wear Fun Shoes - We’re asking people to set aside their traditional walking shoes and grab their favorite shoes to step forward in for this short walk. People can wear business shoes, casual, dress or just plain fun! The variety of shoes we hope to see will be a visual reminder that mental illness affects all walks of life. NAMI Louisville wants to fill Harbor Lawn with fabulous footwear, a vibrant show of support to demonstrate this community cares about mental health and supporting people affected by mental illness.
HELP US EARN OUR MATCHING FUNDS We have an anonymous donor who will offer up to $15,000 in dollar for dollar matching, for any 2015 teams that come back and increase their donations this year, AND for any NEW teams that join the mix this year. 100% of funds raised by new teams will be matched up to $15,000 total (all new teams combined). Who wants to double their money??
Simply click Start a Team when you register then use our easy ready-made e-mails to invite your friends or share on Facebook.