In 2020, we celebrated 18 years of NAMIWalks, the nation’s largest series of mental health awareness and fundraising events. We were pleased to present a walk for our times, NAMIWalks Your Way New Jersey: A Virtual Event, which was held on September 26, 2020. Our collective mental health needs were at their greatest and NAMI NJ’s programs and advocacy were needed more than ever. You helped us ensure that we were there for all. However you participated in NAMIWalks NJ you joined NAMI’s national movement!
Hundreds of people participated in NAMIWalks Your Way on September 26! Nearly 900 engaged with us in some way – whether as a virtual walker, an actual walker, a sponsor, a contributor to or attendee of our virtual event. THANK YOU to ALL! We had fun, learned, shared and raised awareness about mental wellness. If you missed some or all of our virtual event, it is available on NAMI New Jersey’s Facebook page.
NAMI NJ provides free support groups, educational information, advocacy and so much more to people living with mental health conditions and their families. NAMIWalks raises the funds needed for these programs. Demand for NAMI NJ’s support groups soared since the pandemic began and we needed to continue to serve our communities. Help ensure that NAMI NJ is there for you, your family and friends.
Agenda (on 9/26/2020)
NAMI NJ and NAMI National representatives, Walk Chairs, Sponsors, Yoga, Music
In Our Own Voice
AACT-NOW, SAMHAJ, CAMHOP and NAMI en Espanol
Mental Health Advocacy Through the Arts
Public art portrait installation, Dance, Poetry, Music
Keep using the hashtag #NAMIWalksNJ2020 on social media to show us what you are doing to support our broad mental health community, honor yourself and family/friends or remember your loved ones.
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NATIONAL LEAD SPONSOR
WALK CHAMPION SPONSORS
Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.
Atlantic Health System Behavioral Health
Brown & Brown Insurance, Lehigh Valley
Community Hope, Inc.
Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare, INC.
Hampton Behavioral Health Center
Preferred Behavioral Health Group
Shore Clinical TMS & Wellness Center
Summit Oaks Hospital
Allstate Ludwig Financial Group
Disability Rights New Jersey
Hinkle, Prior & Fischer, P.C.