NAMIWalks Southwest Florida
Located in Fort Myers, NAMI LCH raises awareness and provides essential education, advocacy and support group programs at no cost for people living with mental illness and their loved ones right here in our community. NAMI LCH is a nonprofit, grassroots organization that addresses the mental health needs of our community, replaces stigma with understanding and helps thousands of families and individuals each year. NAMI LCH is a 501 (c) 3 mental health organization. NAMIWalks Southwest Florida is a 5K Sunset Walk/Run in downtown Fort Myers at Centennial Park and walk across the Edison Bridge to raise awareness for mental health issues and help to erase the stigma surrounding mental illness. The walk/run begins at 6:00 p.m. Registration and Walk Festival is from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
NAMIWalks Reaches a Nationwide Audience
NAMIWalks’ public, active display of support for people affected by mental health conditions is one important way we are changing how Americans view people with a mental illness. NAMIWalks brings together individuals and businesses to help raise funds, combat stigma and promote awareness. NAMIWalks is NAMI’s largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event. In 2019, 103 NAMIWalks events in 41 states raised over $12.5 million to support local programs and initiatives that improve the lives of persons affected by mental illness
Who Walks with NAMI?
NAMIWalks events attract and engage a diverse audience across a variety of demographics including individuals and families affected by mental health conditions, friends, community groups, local businesses, medical professionals, and more. There is no registration fee, however, all participants are encouraged to collect donations to support NAMI’s no-cost programs and services in their community. All walkers raising $100 or more receive a commemorative NAMIWalks t-shirt.
Click here to register to walk with NAMI LCH
Click here for the Sponsorship Confirmation Payment by Credit Cards.
Click here to download the Sponsorship Confirmation Brochure.
Are you interested in getting involved with NAMIWalks but don’t know how you can help? It’s easy! We are looking for donated goods and services for walk day, such as bottled water, snacks, raffle prizes, and auction items. Examples of great raffle items would be gift baskets, gift cards, gift certificates for services or experiences, concert tickets, decorative items, sports equipment, artwork, jewelry, wine….no item is too small!
Click here to download the In-Kind Donation Form.
Click below to view the Walk Photos!
Click here to view 2019 Walk Photos
Click here to view 2018 Walk Photos
Click below for the #walkwithme2020 Newsletter!
Click here to view Edition #1
Click here to view Edition #2
We are currently seeking Walk Planning Committee volunteers.
Click here to sign up and be a part of the planning committee.