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Walk to raise awareness about mental illness

NAMIWalks, Changing Minds One Step at a Time, is a 5K walk to increase public awareness of mental illnesses, fight stigma, and raise funds for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota.

The walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m., at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis and Whitney Memorial Park in St. Cloud. More than 150 walk teams and more than 3,000 people from all around the state are expected to participate.

NAMI provides educational classes, support groups and advocacy for children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. To join NAMIWalks, captain a team, volunteer, or make a donation, call 651-645-2948 ext. 112, 1-888-NAMI-Helps, or go to and click on the NAMIWalks logo.

NAMI Minnesota is a non-profit organization working to improve the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families through its programs of education, support and advocacy.