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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:

  1. Increase awareness and break down the barriers of mental health stigma.
  2. Raise funds to support NAMI’s vital programs and services in Vermont.
  3. 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.

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 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

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Honorary Chair

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.

For More Information

Event Day Activities for 2024