WSPA Walks for NAMI This Weekend

Spring 2017: Volume 73, Number 1

Join us for the NAMI Walk THIS WEEKEND

WSPA has proudly sponsored the NAMI walk since 2012. We are continuing this tradition again this year, and hoping to increase our regional impact to $3,000. Currently, we are 1/3 of the way to our goal and we need your help! If you are not able to donate today, you can donate until June 4th to help us pass our goal! We greatly appreciate NAMI for providing outpatient mental health support to individuals and families affected by mental health problems.

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 8:30 am, Marina Park in Kirkland (Directions).

An exciting change this year, NAMI Washington has allowed teams to designate where their donations go – allowing us to select specific NAMI regional affiliate offices to benefit. Selecting a specific recipient(s) guarantees that 80% of each donation goes directly to support mental health services (with 20% supporting administrative costs at the state and national levels).

NAMI Washington provides free community support and education services in 22 regions across Washington State. Their groups include general mental health education for families, peer support programs, skills groups, and specialty services for Veterans and teens suffering from mental health problems. Services are also offered in Spanish.

Given this opportunity, WSPF has pledged to split all donations across the 22 Washington offices. This is consistent with WSPF’s mission to represent and advocate for communities in need across Washington State. NAMI provides services in areas where fewer WSPA members and services are located. We see NAMI as a wonderful resource in these communities, worthy of our support.

2017 Team Name:
Psychologists Walking for NAMI

2017 fundraising goal: $3,000

Last year, we surpassed our fundraising goal of $2,500, and intend to
raise the bar this year by starting at $3,000.

Ways to Participate:

  • Join us for the Walk on Saturday, June 3, 2017, Marina Park in Kirkland (Directions).

Walkers will gather at the Psychologists Walking for NAMI sponsorship table at 8:30 AM. The 5K walk begins at 9:00 AM. All are welcome! (Dogs, too, on leash)

We hope to see you there!


We greatly appreciate your support!

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