NAMIWalks Rochester set for Saturday

- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Rochester and the Village Gate will host the 2nd NAMIWalks Rochester on Saturday, May 17 at the Village Gate at 9 a.m.

Walk Manager Lindsay Chambers and NAMI Rochester Executive Director Pat Sine discussed the event Friday on News 8 at Noon.

Last year, NAMI Rochester, joined over 80 walks nationwide to raise funds and increase public awareness of mental illness.  The fundraiser yielded over $120,000 and was recognized by NAMI national as one of the most successful first-year walks ever.

The 1.5 mile walk begins and ends the Village Gate in Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts.  In addition to the walk, there will be music and entertainment for the whole family.  Proceeds from the walk will support NAMI's mission to provide support, education, and advocacy to individuals and families all cultural backgrounds living with mental illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, osbessive-compulsive disorder and severe anxiety.

NAMI is a not-for-profit, grassroots, and volunteer-driven organization.

Participants can sign up for the walk at Village Gate on Saturday, or register online, click here for more information.

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