NAMIWalks Vermont





What is NAMIWalks Vermont?

NAMIWalks Vermont is NAMI Vermont’s biggest fundraising and outreach event of the year. The walk brings together hundreds of individuals who are passionate about stopping the stigma around mental health. Participants will walk down Church Street in Burlington, Vermont to demonstrate their support for all communities, families, and individuals affected by mental illness or mental health challenges.

When is it?

Saturday, April 29, 2023
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.

Event Day Activities

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Alexina Federhen, Miss Vermont 2022

Alexina Federhen, who was elected Miss Vermont 2022, will serve as Honorary Chairperson of NAMIWalks Vermont this year! She is a trained presenter for NAMI Ending the Silence, a talented graphic designer, and a passionate advocate for youth mental health. She will give an address as part of the opening ceremony.

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Blues Without Borders

Blues Without Borders, a “rockin’ blues band” based in Addison County, will be providing live music at the event. They will have their own tent at the lawn of the First Unitarian Univeralist Society. We are excited for them to join NAMIWalks Vermont for the first time and get people groovin’!

group of adults with drums stand in front of a green and blue balloon arch


Our friends from Burlington’s own samba street band, Sambatucada!, will join us again to provide festive drumming for the walk and lead the way down Church Street, as they have done at previous NAMIWalks events.

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Green Mountain Mobile Therapy

Green Mountain Mobile Therapy offers mental health services to youth and families in locations where these services can be difficult to access. They will have their mobile unit on-site and provide kids activities to make it a fun for all ages!

Volunteer Opportunities

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 you’re interested in helping by filling out the form linked below.

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].