What is NAMIWalks Vermont?
Get ready for the most exciting day of the year – NAMIWalks Vermont! Join individuals of all ages on June 1st at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington for an unforgettable event. This walkathon isn’t just a fundraiser; it’s a celebration of community, awareness, and mental health support.
Lace up your sneakers for a 2.5K walk through beautiful Burlington, and let’s make strides to combat the stigma surrounding mental health. By participating, you’re not just joining a walk – you’re joining a movement!
Here’s what to expect:
- Increase awareness and break down the barriers of mental health stigma.
- Raise funds to support NAMI’s vital programs and services in Vermont.
- Connect with an incredible community that believes in Mental Health for All.
But that’s not all! Leading up to the big day, we’ve got a lineup of pre-event activities to build excitement. Get ready for inspiring messages, delicious recipes, uplifting playlists, and even some crafty fun!
Whether you’re walking solo or forming a team, every step you take makes a difference. Let’s surpass our goals and create a positive impact together. Stay tuned for more details, and mark your calendars for an unforgettable day of unity, compassion, and joy at NAMIWalks, Vermont!
When is it?
Saturday, June 1, 2024
Registration starts at 12 p.m.
Walking begins at 1 p.m.
Where is it?
Participants will register and start walking at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington.
Would you like to help make sure that our event is fun, exciting, energetic, and runs smoothly? Sign up to volunteer for NAMIWalks Vermont! We will need help with event setup and breakdown, as well as assistance throughout the event itself. Let us know if you’re interested in helping by contacting Cathy LaClair, Events Coordinator, at (802) 876-7949 x103 or [email protected].
Interested in sponsoring NAMIWalks Vermont?
For more information about becoming a sponsor of NAMIWalks Vermont, please contact Cathy LaClair, Events Coordinator, at (802) 876-7949 x103 or [email protected].
Heartfelt Thanks to Our Amazing NAMIWalks Sponsors
We’re thrilled to share that Representative Daisy Berbeco has graciously accepted the role of Honorary Chair for our upcoming NAMIWalks. Her lifelong dedication to mental health and substance use policy makes her an exceptional leader. Growing up in coastal Alaska, Daisy witnessed the importance of community in fostering mental health.
Daisy’s career has focused on advocacy and practice improvement, working internationally and serving on various boards. As a mom and passionate advocate, Daisy’s commitment inspires us. We’re honored to have her as Honorary Chair, confident her leadership will empower our community as we walk together for mental health awareness and support.
Event Day Activities for 2024
Tickets for the handmade artisan quilt raffle are now available online! Made with love in Guilford, Vermont, by Judy Siler, the proceeds of the raffle will be donated to NAMI, Vermont. The lucky winner will be announced at our NAMIWalks 2024 event.
Judy Siler’s handmade artisan quilt is a beautiful display of craftsmanship and attention to detail. The quilt features intricate stitching, vibrant colors, and a unique design that celebrates a special artistic touch. By purchasing a raffle ticket, you have the chance to win this one-of-a-kind quilt and support NAMI Vermont in its mission to provide advocacy, education, support, and public awareness. Don’t miss your chance to own a unique piece and support a great cause. Get your ticket today!
Blues Without Borders
Introducing Blues Without Borders, where the dynamic vocals of Deb Tier harmonize with the fiery guitar skills of ScottyMac. Backed by the skilled rhythm section of Mike “Uncle Joe” Burbank on bass and Dan “Freight Train of Rhythm” Whittemore on drums, get ready for a musical journey spanning blues, rock, classics, and hits from today’s hottest acts. Let’s extend a warm welcome back to this incredible ensemble, thanking them for gracing us with their talent last year. Get ready for another unforgettable performance!
Team Photo Station
Join us at the NAMIWalks Vermont Team Photo Station to truly shine in the spotlight! This is your chance to showcase your team’s enthusiasm and unity in a unique and creative manner. Let your personalities shine through as you strike poses, share your team spirit, and create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. Make sure not to miss this wonderful opportunity to be a part of something special and leave your mark on this amazing event dedicated to raising awareness for mental health. So come on, gather your team, and let’s capture some unforgettable moments together!
Kids Art – Painting Rocks
Children of all ages will have the opportunity to unleash their creativity and have a blast with our rock painting activity. They can choose from a variety of colorful paints and brushes to transform plain rocks into works of art. This hands-on experience will not only bring out their artistic side but also provide a memorable keepsake to take home. With endless possibilities and boundless imagination, the kids are sure to enjoy every moment of this fun and interactive activity at our event.
Attendees of all ages will have the opportunity to showcase their creativity by crafting vibrant streamers during the event. This activity is not only enjoyable but also a wonderful way to add a personal touch to the celebration. Participants can select their favorite colors and patterns to create unique streamers that will bring joy and color to the event space. Whether it’s twirling them around, hanging them up as decorations, or waving them in the air, these handmade streamers are sure to add a festive and lively atmosphere to our gathering. Get ready to unleash your artistic side and join in on the fun!