Sunday, September 13, 2009

Need sponsors for great cause

Help sponsor our walk team for a great cause. It is called NAMIWalks for the Mind of America, NAMI’s signature walkathon event that is being held in Boise, ID at 250 Parkcenter Blvd. on October 3, 2009 at 10a. NAMI (formerly National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, now the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness) is an education and support group for those affected by mental illness.

My sister has such an illness. My Mom and I attended a 12-week course to learn about this group of illnesses and how to help my sister move forward. There is no cure - this illness causes physical damage to the brain that, fortunately, can be helped with proper medication and other treatments.

If you're in the Boise area and want to walk with us:

We want you to walk with us if you're in the Boise area on 10/3. You can choose a 1, 3, or 5K walk. Visit our team page to sign up:
You can click on either link to register for the walk - there is no entry fee.

If you can help sponsor our team:
Visit our team page:

Any amount would be greatly appreciated ($1 or whatever you can comfortably afford). Click on one of the names (not Gary nor Gail, they already reached their goals).

We'll get immediate notification via e-mail of your participation.

NAMI is the largest education, support and advocacy organization that serves the needs of all those whose lives are touched by these illnesses. This includes persons with mental illness, their families, friends, employers, the law enforcement community and policy makers. The NAMI organization is composed of approximately 1100 local affiliates, 50 state offices and a national office.

The goals of the NAMIWalks program are: to fight the stigma that surrounds mental illness, to build awareness of the fact that the mental health system in this country needs to be improved and to raise funds for NAMI so that they can continue their mission.

NAMI is a 501(c)3 charity and any donation you make to support my participation in this event is tax deductible. NAMI has been rated by Worth magazine as among the top 100 charities "most likely to save the world" and has been given an "A+" rating by The American Institute of Philanthropy for efficient and effective use of charitable dollars. NAMI has also been given 4 out of 4 stars by The Charity Navigator for short-term spending practices and long-term sustainability.

Thank you in advance for your support.

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