There’s nothing like a long walk along the Monongahela River to take the edge off of a chilly October morning! On Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania hosted its 12th annual NAMIWalks at the Waterfront in Homestead. Thousands of people bundled up for the 5k walk that raises awareness for mental health and spreads the word that recovery is possible. This year’s event featured face painting, balloon and caricature artists, and a selfie station where people posted photos to social media using #NAMIWalks. Honorary Chair, WTAE-TV News Anchor Michelle Wright, emceed the event and for the fifth year in a row, Deb Wasilchak from Community Care Behavioral Health, served as the NAMIWalks Chairperson.
Even though the Walk is over, the fundraising for NAMIWalks will continue through the end of November. So, keep an eye out for emails and social media posts announcing new contests. You can also continue to make donations on NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s Walk Page.
Money raised during NAMIWalks supports NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s mission of providing recovery-focused support, education, and advocacy to children, adolescents, adults, and families affected by mental illness.
Team Photos from the 2018 NAMIWalks
Thank You to Our 2018 NAMIWalks Sponsors
Premier NAMIWalks Sponsors
National NAMIWalks Elite Sponsor
The Chuckie Mahoney Foundation
Cindy & Norman McHolme
Envolve Benefit Options
Allegheny Health Choices, Incorporated.
Beacon Health Options
PA Health & Wellness
Resources for Human Development
Clarion Psychiatric Center
The Children’s Institute
Ohio Valley General Hospital
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Achieva Family Trust
Dr. Charma D. Dudley
Stay Counseling Center
Clifford A. & Dr. Cynthia Krey
Thank You to Our 2018 NAMIWalks Exhibitors
Allegheny HealthChoices, Inc. • Alkermes • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Beacon Health Options • Clarion Psychiatric Center • Community Care
Lundbeck • NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania • PA Health & Wellness
Pittsburgh Mercy • resolve • Resources for Human Development
The Children’s Institute • UPMC Health Plan