NAMIWalks 2020 Highlights, We Did It Our Way

From canoeing to rock-climbing, bicycling, dancing, making attention grabbing floats and front yard information booths, posting yard signs, making sidewalk art and of course walking, supporters found a way to do NAMIWalks 2020 together – their own way. Joining the annual walk took many shapes on Sept. 26, chief among them sharing hope, supporting each other and helping to raise funds for NAMI Minnesota.

Despite the pandemic, so many took the challenge, got involved, engaged others and celebrated NAMI’s cause with a spirited sense of joy and care for their physical and mental health. All of this made NAMIWalks Minnesota an incredible success in so many ways this year.

More than 160 teams took part, over 50 sponsors, and over 1,550 people participated. Together over $407,000 was raised and still counting. Donations to NAMIWalks will continue through Nov. 28. Thanks to all who joined in to make this a wonderful, empowering experience.

Thanks to our premiere sponsor Cigna, our presenting sponsor BlueCross and BlueShield of Minnesota, and all our sponsors, our team captains, our individual fundraisers, and all of the advocates who were part of this unique “Walk” with us.

Thanks to our volunteers who did a fantastic job of helping with the many details involved in carrying out the event. Special thanks to the St. Paul Winter Carnival Royal Family who brought our message to many sites in the Twin Cities like a traveling awareness show. We also thank all who attended our online opening and closing gatherings, and thanks to KARE 11’s Kiya Edwards for emceeing.  Be sure to watch the walk highlight video showing what a great day for mental health advocates it was!  Walk Day Highlight Video

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 Walkers at the park