NAMI Piedmont Tri-County Walk for 1 in 4
Participate in NAMI’s largest mental health awareness and fundraising event, taking place in more than 80 locations across the country.
NAMIWalks events bring together people of all ages and fitness levels to combat stigma, raise funds and promote awareness of mental illness. Each NAMIWalks 5K event is a celebration of recovery—a time when we come together to let the world know we are #stigmafree.
There is no registration fee, but participants are encouraged to build teams, share stories and raise funds to support their local, regional and/or state NAMI organizations. Participants raising at least $100 are given a NAMIWalks t-shirt on the day of their Walk. Other fundraising incentives may apply.
Visit our NAMIWalks website to learn more and Join the thousands of concerned citizens in over 85 communities across the nation to walk together to raise money and awareness to ensure vital, free NAMI programs and services are available to provide help and hope to those in need. Sponsorship Levels
Become A Walk 1 in 4 Sponsor
Payment ____ Check enclosed (please make payable to NAMI Piedmont Tri-County P.O. Box 3626, Rock Hill, SC 29732) Please invoice on __________ (date)
Upon receipt of the Sponsorship Confirmation Form we will contact you regarding the artwork for your logo. The benefit of confirming as a sponsor by September 15, 2017 is guaranteed inclusion in all printed materials. Regardless of confirmation date, all sponsors will receive recognition on the NAMI Piedmont Tri-County website (www.namipiedmont.org).
Betsey O’Brien, Sponsorship Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support!
- 2,676 local area high school students attended the Ending the Silence program, an hour long presentation that educates students about the signs of mental illness and seeks to erase the stigma among the student body. The students are given hot line numbers and local resources to turn to if they are experiencing mental health issues or having suicidal thoughts. This has already resulted in potentially life-saving crisis intervention.
- 303 law enforcement officers from the Rock Hill Police Department, York County Sherriff’s Office, and York Technical College received Crisis Intervention Training to recognize mental illness symptoms of offenders, and de-escalate situations that could lead to harm to the officers and offenders.
- Provided Family to Family & NAMI Basics education classes to nearly 100 family members and friends with a loved one with a mental health condition. This is a lifeline to those family members and caregivers who don’t understand what is happening to their loved one, or how to help them.
- Facilitated 14 support group meetings monthly, reaching about 500 individuals suffering from a serious mental illness, as well as their friends and family. Peer support is one of the most important parts of therapy for those dealing with mental health issues and their caregivers.
NAMI PTC also offered Provider Education Courses at the Piedmont Medical Center for health care professionals, presented first-person accounts of mental illness experiences to Winthrop University Social Work students through In Our Own Voice, and conducted mental health educational training to Winthrop Education Major students through Parents and Teachers as Allies.