I’m excited to announce my favorite fundraising event of the year! The 9th Annual Walk for Mental Health Awareness – Houston 5K Walk & Mental Health EXPO is all about Changing Minds, Changing Lives in how everyone approaches Mental Illness/Neuropsychiatric Illness. On Saturday, October 12, 2019 we will gather at Stude Park and we invite you to join us for a fun morning to raise funds and awareness for Greater Houston area mental health nonprofit agencies and programs. Join the conversation. Take action. Make a difference. It affects all of us. The link to join our team is at the bottom. If you cannot make it out physically to express your support, we ask that you make a contribution of support by either sponsoring one of our walkers or donating in general to our team! I express my sincerest gratitude for your consideration and support of an organization that I have worked really hard to maintain as well as improve in order to continue to fulfill our mission and hoping be able to assist more people. Without individual donors, we absolutely would not be able to exist, as we have not received any government or large private grants to date. That being said, we have almost been going strong for 4 years now, and that makes my heart happy to know that there are people out there who believe in NAMHSAR and what we stand for and do! Thank you again, and I hope to see you out there!
$30.00 online registration fee (age 15 & older)
$35.00 day of event fee (age 15 & older)
*Walkers ages 14 and younger may register for free but will not receive a t-shirt.
Location: 1031 Stude St., Houston Texas 77007
Time: Check-In Begins: 7:00AM
Walk Begins: 8:00AM
MH EXPO Begins: Following the 5K Walk
Mental Health Expo:
After the 5K walk concludes, the “Mental Health Expo” begins. This is where our mental health service sponosrs and exhibitor providers network with participants of the walk.
The “Children’s Corner” is a pro-active learning area offering information on childhood mental illnesses. Fun activities such as bouncy house, crafting activities, and puppet show. *Please be aware this is not a diagnosis.*
The Walk Houston is dog-friendly and we encourage all participants to bring their dog to the walk. However, all dogs must be on a leash and collar. It is scientifically proven a dog benefits a person with a perceived mental illness. Treats and water station provided by Bayou City Veterinary Hospital and Unity Solution.
Types of Teams:
Walking for an individual non-profit where 90% of funds raised are sent to the specific agency.
- Each participating non-profit agency will have their own walk team.
Walking for an all-agency team where 90% of funds raised are evenly distributed to all participating non-profits
- The all-agency teams will be expanded to include not just businesses & social orgs, but also demographic groups. Examples of Team Labels – Seniors, Educators, College Students, Veterans, Engineers, Catholics, Baptists, etc. raising funds for all agencies.
- Examples of Team Names – Seniors Raising Funds for all Mental Health Agencies, UH Alumni Walking for Mental Health Awareness, Unitarian Universalists for Mental Health, Creatives Walking for Mental Health etc.
To join our team or contribute, please click the link below!
Questions? Chat with us! https://myps.io/chat/NAMHSAR