NAMIWalks Greater Nashville
NAMIWalks Greater Nashville “Walk” for Awareness
People, need a fun, safe distraction for their emotional health right now. We’ve got one in our NAMIWalks Greater Nashville “Walkin’” for Awareness” Sneaker. From Now to April 30 we have a virtual walk event for you to make your own. All the details are under our sneaker below. With health and employment issues, we have decided to move our event from a primary fundraising walk, to a walk for awareness. It is true that we depend strongly on this event each year for our own financial health. Like many of you, we are making adjustments. We are hoping to achieve at least $35,000, or half of our original goal of $70,000. We are almost half way to $35,000 right now. Anything you, or a team can do to get us to our goal, is tremendously appreciated. More importantly, we want to use this time to raise mental health awareness, and share the news that NAMI Davidson Co. is a hopeful place of emotional support in the Greater Nashville Area. Please make sure you and any team members are using the NAMIWalks Greater Nashville link for donations.
On April 30th at 10:00 am on our NAMI Davidson Facebook page, we will take all the sneakers you have submitted and compile them into a “Walk” video, presenting it and photo galleries on Facebook, and on namidavidson.org, our YouTube Channel, and on our NAMIWalks Greater Nashville Gallery. Please be sure to Post, Tag, Like and Follow us on social media platforms. We will also have Sponsor Spotlights. These posts will stay up all year long.
Sample Sneaker Post
How to participate in our virtual event:
Sign up for the event at namiwalks.org/greaternashville, then come back here and download our “Walkin’ Sneaker”. From Now to April 30th send us videos or pictures of you safely (with appropriate social distance) walking the dog, playing games with family, running (especially our 5k runners!), gardening, playing the guitar, doing yoga, meditating, etc. Or, you can write a simple message of hope or remembrance and scan and submit to us. We want you to get creative. Teams are welcome. Each teams gets a sneaker with your team name/logo.Send videos (30 seconds or less) of “Why you Walk”. Send your videos and pics to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, be sure to post them to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #namiwalksgreaternashville. (Post, Tag, Like Us, Follow Us)
Our Virtual NAMIWalks Greater Nashville event will run from now to April 30th for prize qualifications. A $25 gift card will be awarded to the Team Captain with the most team members (How Many) and one will go to the Team Captain with the most funds raised (How Much) on their NAMIWalks Greater Nashville team page. Each individual who raises $250 will qualify for a Stigma Free hat. A special Walk Star pin is given to anyone who individual raises $1000.
Every registered participant who personally raises $20 or more will be eligible for a NAMIWalks Greater Nashville local event t-shirt. Every registered participant who personally raises $100 or more will be eligible for a NAMIWalks national t-shirt. Two new t-shirts for summer wear! Shirts will be picked up after the height of the COVID-19 virus has passed and social connections are governmentally deemed safe again. Sizes will be M, Lrg, XLrg, XXLrg and are available by size on firstcome, first serve basis.
Your NAMIWalks Greater Nashville Support Team:
Robin Nobling, Karen German, Mackenzie Mellinger, Rachael Hausin Office: 615.891.4724 still answering from 9 am to 5pm weekdays email@example.com
Please donate on line at NAMIWalks Greater Nashville or send checks to:
NAMI Davidson Co., 392 Harding Place, Ste 203, Nashville, TN 37211