The 9th annual NAMIWalk, the chief fundraising event of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will be held at Bushnell Park in Hartford on Saturday, May 19.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in four Americans has a mental illness in any given year, so there’s a tremendous need for the free support groups and educational programs NAMI provides in dozens of locations across the state.
The walk is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and will include more than walking. It’s a day for families to have fun. There will be face painting and hula hoop contests for the kids, as well as a live band and a breakdancing demonstration. Also, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra will be speaking.
All donations are tax deductible. Persons wishing to participate or donate should sign up in advance. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/namictwalk or call Janice Shilosky at 860-882-0236 or Iris Nazario at 860-882-0236.