NAMIWalks Greater Mississippi Valley

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Local Presenting Sponsors

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Join us for a fun, family-friendly 5K walk to support a serious cause. NAMIWalks Greater Mississippi Valley is scheduled for Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Modern Woodmen Park on the Davenport riverfront.  Proceeds are used to provide free education and support programs for families living with a serious mental health condition.

Registration, children’s activities, music and warm-up presentation begins at 8 a.m. Walk begins at 9:30. Dogs welcome! Register your walk team and learn more about how to raise funds for NAMI: www.namiwalks.org/greatermississippivalley or email namiwalks@namigmv.org 

Meet Rick Seidler, NAMIWalks Honorary Chair

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Our Honorary Walk Chair is UnityPoint Health – Trinity CEO Rick Seidler. “I’m honored to raise awareness about one of the most important issues our communities face,” he said. “I have personal experience with severe depression, which regrettably led to my father completing suicide when I was a young adult.” Through his NAMIWalks role, Seidler will speak out to break the social stigma surrounding mental illness and encourage persons to seek help for this treatable health condition.




Craft Love NAMIWalks Fundraiser

Board member Elesha Gayman and Team NOT ALONE will host this NAMIWalks fundraiser. Please see Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/239837180075469/



UnityPoint Health – Trinity CEO to Serve as Honorary Walk Chair

Read Rick’s interview with Jonathan Turner of Argus/Dispatch herePortrait Photo of Rick Seidler

The Greater Mississippi Valley affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold a kickoff event for NAMIWalks, a signature fundraising event to support free education programs for families living with a serious mental health condition. The event is hosted by NAMIWalks local presenting sponsor UnityPoint Health – Trinity and the Robert Young Center for Community Mental Health.

The kickoff event will be held Monday, August 6 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Baked Beer and Bread Company, 1113 Mound St, Davenport. The program starts at 5:30 p.m.

The featured speaker will be honorary walk chair and UnityPoint Health – Trinity CEO Rick Seidler. “I’m honored to raise awareness about one of the most important issues our communities face,” he said. “I have personal experience with severe depression, which regrettably led to my father completing suicide when I was a young adult.” Through his NAMIWalks role, Seidler will speak out to break the social stigma surrounding mental illness and encourage persons to seek help for this treatable health condition.

Persons interested in forming a walk team or sponsoring the September 22 NAMIWalks event, are invited to attend the kickoff. Register by contacting namiwalks@namigmv.org or 563-386-7477 Ext. 266.

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Bags, Bands and Brew Fundraiser at Chief’s Bar & Grill

Chief’s Bar and Grill is back with its second suicide prevention fundraiser. Proceeds benefit NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley’s no-cost education and support programs for individuals with a mental health condition and their families.

Bags tournament starts at 2 p.m. Two bands from 5 to 11 p.m. Stay tuned for other fun-filled details from this family-friendly establishment conveniently located near John Deere TPC on Route 5 at Crosstown Avenue in Silvis.

The Kahley family remembers their friend Brady Cantrell and wants to give back to the Quad Cities community. Thank you Todd, Zach, Michelle and Lauren!




NAMIWalks Volunteer Meeting

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Join NAMIWalks Manager Emilyne Slagle and meet our volunteers.

We’ve got 1,700 walkers coming on Saturday, September 22 to Modern Woodmen Park, Davenport. We need 45 volunteers to help us prepare for a successful event.

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