EVENT DATE: May 09, 2015
DEADLINE TO GIVE: May 31, 2015
About the RUN/WALK:
The 5K Walk route begins at 10 AM. Walkers will travel over the Brooklyn Bridge and back to the Seaport for New York City’s first #IWillListen Day featuring a concert and Wellness Fair with activities such as free massage, yoga, basic health screenings, raffle prizes, and more!
Join over 5,000 New Yorkers in the city’s largest event to support mental health and fight the stigma people affected by mental illness and their families face every day.
8-10am: Walker/Runner sign-in and registration
9am: 5K Run Start
10-10:15am: NAMIWalks NYC opening ceremony
10:15am-12pm: Walk from South Street Seaport Promenade over Brooklyn Bridge and back
11am-1:30pm: Post Walk #IWillListen Fair and #IWillListen Day concert event
Every year, one in four adults will suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. In 2011, the CDC reported that nearly 500,000 people were treated in emergency departments for self-inflicted injuries.
ONLY 61 percent of Americans think it appropriate to tell family members about a mental illness diagnosis, according to a recent study commissioned by the New York City Metro chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Just 43 percent approve of telling friends about a diagnosis, and just 13 percent of telling co-workers.
It's time to make a difference.
For more information on The LIPF please visit www.lipf.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more inforamtion about NAMI's I WILL LISTEN CAMPAIGN visit www.IWillListen.org
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