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Race for Recovery·Walk for Awareness 2020

NAMI SWI’s first Virtual Event supporting Mental Illness Awareness Week! Update!

By NAMI SWI Race/Walk Co-Chairperson Katie Venvertloh and the Committee
November 13, 2020

Well, 2020 is a year of firsts for many of uGive 3:30 for Mental Illness Awareness Weeks. This year, NAMI SWI held their first ever virtual fundraiser – GIVE 3:30. We asked friends and family to give 30-minutes of a self-care activity during the 30th anniversary of Mental Illness Awareness Week for only $30. Hence, the GIVE 3:30 theme.

On our Facebook Event page from October 4th thru the 10th, we watched our NAMI SWI friends and family provide numerous self care activities from running, walking, to baking, coloring, and more. Many resources were shared, photos posted, and fun prizes were given.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their support: The Veteran’s Assistance Commission of Madison County, The Cyclery and Fitness Center, and Centerstone.

We had over 50 awesome participants, many donations (that are still rolling in), and so much support… All to continue NAMI SWI’s mission to help advocate, educate, and support those living with a mental illness and their loved ones.

What will 2021’s event be? As of now, who knows what 2021 will bring? What we do know is that our NAMI SWI family will be here and support is always available.

Thank you from the “GIVE 3:30 Committee” !

Katie Venvertloh & Chelsea Boyles,
Co-Chairpersons of the 2020 Race/Walk & Committee

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