The 2020 NAMIWalks Your Way: A Virtual Event was a little different than NAMIWalks of previous years. NAMIWalks 2021 will have its own take, which is still in planning. With our collective mental health needs at their greatest, NAMI’s programs and advocacy are needed more than ever. The 2021 NAMIWalks Georgia season promises to be exciting as always, with the NAMIWalks Georgia Kickoff Event scheduled for August 20, 2021, and NAMIWalks Georgia set for Saturday, October 9th. Details for registering, sponsoring, and donating will be published here as the NAMIWalks season approaches.
What was NAMIWalks Your Way?
2020 NAMIWalks were virtual events held across the country. NAMIWalks Your Way meant participants got to make NAMIWalks their own. Some walked in neighborhoods, around their backyards, or on treadmills. Others found different meaningful and fun ways to celebrate the virtual walk day.
What participants did on event day:
- Walked 3,500 steps for a 5K their way
- Had a craft day with their kids
- Held a virtual bake-off with their team
- Practiced self-care with a favorite hobby: yoga, gardening, knitting
- Hosted a virtual paint and sip party
Together we ensured that NAMI Georgia and its affiliates would continue to make a difference for people affected by mental illness.
2020 NAMIWalks Your Way let us use our imagination to show compassion. 2021 NAMIWalks will call us to use our talents in its own way; get ready to join us on August 20th for the Kickoff Event and on October 9th for Walk Day.