2012 NAMI Walk of Washington comes to Kirkland's Marina Park, October 27

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Marina Park, downtown Kirkland

Registration: 8 a.m. • 5K walk: 9:30 a.m.

The eighth annual NAMI Walk of Washington will be held at Marina Park in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, and the route will follow the scenic shoreline of Lake Washington. The lovely location, a popular area for pedestrians and a well-traveled route for vehicles, brings needed visibility to the event.

The walk is the primary fundraising event for NAMI Washington and the state’s 23 affiliates. The event also serves to promote mental health awareness and remind people that NAMI exists across Washington to help individuals with serious mental illness and their families.

This year, the walk aims to raise $300,000 to help the NAMI chapters across Washington continue to offer free classes, support groups, information, and referral to places of assistance.

As usual, the event will include sponsor booths, prizes, free food, and music!

For more information about this event or to register, go to

www.namiwalks.org/washington

or contact Annie Koch, walk manager walk@namiwa.org 206-396-0990

For more information about the National Alliance on Mental Illness, go to www.nami.org To learn about NAMI Washington, go to www.namiwa.org