The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Shenandoah Valley (NSV) will hold its annual Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, Oct. 10, benefiting individuals, their families and others affected by mental illness in the City of Winchester and the counties of Frederick, Clarke, Shenandoah, Warren and Page. The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. in front of Smith Library.
The Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing is a sponsor of the Walk-A-Thon, and Assistant Professor of Nursing Brenda Johnston, D.N.P., PMHNP-BC, has enlisted her First-Year Seminar and undergraduate psych nursing students to help with preparations.
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. The group is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all who are affected by mental illnesses.
This event brings together family members, community leaders, neighbors, and friends to raise crucial funds for NAMI’s unique programs, promote awareness of mental illness, and celebrate recovery. 100 percent of the funds raised go to provide free NAMI NSV support groups, educational classes, and anti-stigma advocacy community presentations that can lead to mental health recovery right here in our very own community.
In the event of rain, the event will be moved indoors to the rotunda in the Health & Life Sciences Building.
Want to get involved in the Walk-A-Thon? Contact Dr. Johnston at email@example.com.