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The outpouring of hope and support was stupendous at this year’s hybrid fundraising and awareness event. Not only did we have around 150 people gathered in downtown Burlington for our in-person walk, dozens more walked in their local areas or did their own activities to help spread awareness about mental health for all. We raised our voices on this United Day of Hope with thousands of people across the country who were walking in their own local NAMIWalks.
This year’s event shattered all monetary goals we had set! We raised $40,957 (137% of our goal)!
We’re so proud of all of our fundraisers who worked hard to raise money in support of our mission. Here are some highlights of our fundraisers this year:
Top Fundraisers: Erika Couture, Sara Moran, Michelle Warren, Patti Martin, Chip Siler, Lise Ewald, Kelly Ferguson, Patti Bauerle, Carole Furr, Ann Cummins and Connie Stabler.
Top Fundraising Teams: Craftsbury Team, Families Together, Minds Matter 2, Music for Mental Health and Family 2 Family Rocks.
Largest NAMIWalks Team: UVM Athletics.
This year, we had eight fundraisers join an elite club for walkers who raise $1,000 or more for NAMI Vermont! This year’s Walk Stars include: Erika Couture, Sara Moran, Michelle Warren, Patti Martin, Chip Siler, Lise Ewald, Kelly Ferguson, and Patti Bauerle
A special thank you to our Sponsors: Northeast Kingdom Human Services, Kinney Drugs Foundation, Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Howard Center, Friends of Recovery Vermont, Brattleboro Retreat, Rutland Regional Medical Center, Community Care Network | Rutland Mental Health Services, Lamoille County Mental Health Services, Co-operative Insurance Companies, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Health Care & Rehabilitation Services, BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont, People’s United Bank, Washington County Mental Health Services, and Counseling Service of Addison County.
We appreciate our In-Kind Donors: Adam’s Apple Orchard & Farm Market, Trader Joe’s, Price Chopper, Robert at E’lan Salon Lounge, and Glamour Nails.