NAMI Walk —Grand Park - Saturday, October 11, 2014
It’s not too late to get those walking shoes out of the closet and get ready for the 10th Annual NAMI Walk on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Grand Park. This is a new location for us and we had a “walk-through” last week. It’s going to be a marvelous setting.
NAMI Walks is our major fund raiser for the year. We raise approximately 70% of our San Gabriel Valley budget through donations and hard work given to this event by our membership, friends and family.
Under the leadership of Vice President of Fundraising Simone Porcu and co-chaired by Pam Dart, Angel Steward, Marty Giffen, Robert Liljenwall, and Nancy Eng, this year’s goal is $35,000. We want to surpass what we raised last year — a record $33,000+, which was $8,000 over our goal for 2013. And we can’t do that without your help.
LACC Walk Manager Shelley Hoffman says this new site — Grand Park — is going to be much more convenient for our members countywide. ”It’s a magnificent setting right smack in the middle of Los Angeles, and our walk route will be past Disney Hall, the Music Center theaters and other famous sites downtown.”
This is an easy walk — just 3.1 miles — and we are counting on your support. Make no mistake about this: This is our MOST important fundraiser for the year — and we NEED your help. You can register as a team captain or team member online at www.namiwalks.org/losangelescounty and of course, we’ll be contacting you individually via mail, the phone and at meetings. Please get those shoes out of the closet, strap them on and get your legs in shape (although you are NOT required to walk….), and get out your checkbook, too, and get your friends on one of our teams.