Wednesday, September 26, 2018

National Alliance on Mental Illness to hold first 5K walk in SW Florida this Saturday

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Lee, Charlotte and Hendry Counties will host NAMIWalks Southwest Florida — its inaugural 5K walk — on Saturday, Sept. 29.

The event is designed to raise awareness and funds for NAMI organizations across the United States. Founded in 1979, NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI is an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in communities across the nation.

The walk will begin at 7 p.m. at the City of Fort Myers Pier. Check-in will begin promptly at 6 p.m., and various activities for all ages will take place throughout the day, including activities for those who wish to participate but not walk. Fundraising teams are also welcome.

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