1st Annual NAMI Treasure Valley 5K Walk and Resrouce Fair
Our team is thrilled to announce the 1st Annual NAMI Treasure Valley 5K Walk and Resource Fair happening Saturday, September 29th, 2018. The walk will branch starting from Old Timers Shelter in Ann Morrison Park and loop around along the beautiful Boise greenbelt back to the shelter for walkers and supporters to join in on the Resource Fair.
In addition to the 5K, the fair will host provider booths, an interactive art project, food trucks, vendors, therapy dogs, family friendly activities area and a special zone for veterans.
HOW IT WORKS
Most of the money is raised before the Walk. Register to walk or become a Team Captain. Then ask friends, family, coworkers, and business associates to donate either in person or via email or letter. Share your story of why mental illness is important to you. You’ll probably find out that the persons you’re talking to have their own story to share, too.
We do accept general donations. If you’d like to make a general donation to the Walk (rather than to a specific team), feel free to do so on our website, tvnami.org/walk
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
Become a Sponsor
Your company can help make the NAMI Walk possible through event sponsorship. And your visibility at the NAMI Walk will show thousands of people that you value mental health and wellness. You could even form your own corporate NAMI Walk Team! For information on sponsorships, contact Alex London, or Eric Crawley. You can also sponsor directly (in amounts from $250 to $15,000) HERE.
Become a Team Captain
Want to get your family members, friends, co-workers and business associates involved? Form a Team! You can form a Team to:
• Celebrate recovery and remission from mental illness
• Honor a family member who is affected by mental illness
• Remember a loved one who lost their life due to mental illness
• Engage in some friendly competition among agencies or companies
• Develop more camaraderie with your coworkers
• Have fun with friends and family while raising money for a great cause
Volunteers contribute their time to help make the NAMI Walk a success. Volunteer assignments include Walk set-up and tear down and assistance with Walk-day registration, parking, refreshments, t-shirts, photos, and more. To learn more about volunteering, contact Neysa Jensen, at NAMIWALKSTV@gmail.com.
Join the Resource Fair
Health Care Providers, Health/Wellness related Vendors, Support Groups and Clubs, Nonprofits, Food Trucks and Interested Parties can sign up to participate in the Resource Fair During/After the walk for this community celebration. Booths must register to join in the Fair.
HOW DO WE USE THE FUNDS?
Our NAMIWalks 2018 goal is $50,000!!
Your participation in the NAMI Walk enables NAMI Treasure Valley to continue our mission of education, support and advocacy for those affected by mental illness. Proceeds help fund our programs, which we offer free to all participants.
Why do we offer our programs for free? Because NAMI recognizes that mental illness can affect every area of one’s life, including finances. Offering our services for free eases the burden.
NAMI Treasure Valley is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Fees and Deadlines
•There is no registration fee to register for the Walk, but all participants are encouraged to fundraise.
•Ask your family members, friends, co-workers and business associates to support your fundraising efforts
•All participants are required to register for the Walk, you may register on the day of, but it makes it a lot easier to raise money online.
For a list of frequently asked questions, go to our website, and click Walk FAQs
In Ann Morrison Park just off of Capital Blvd entrance
Boise, ID 83706