Monday, August 4, 2014

Team Fountainhead NAMI WALKS at Grand Park

Oct 11 2014 - 8:00am PDT
Grand Park
los angelesCA 90027
http://namiwalks.org/

Mental Illness effects 1 in 4 Americans.  Historically, understanding the diseases of the mind has been limited and taboo, creating a culture of shame and unequipped family members who bear the load of caring for the ones who suffer from them.  I know first hand how mental illness can shatter a family and create cycles of guilt and shame.  I have a family member who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, a highly misunderstood disease of the brain.  Seeing a loved one suffer so acutely from a condition you cannot lighten is a humbling experience. One that is best handled with support and love from a community who has been touched by it too.
This is why I have volunteered to be a team captain for this years NAMI Walks in Los Angeles.  NAMI is a wonderful national support group for those who are touched by mental illness and need guidance and understanding.  I am aiming to raise $1000 for NAMI programs which educate and council families. Help support me in the gathering months as we get closer to the 5K walk Oct 11th at Grand Park by either donating money or by volunteering your time to walk with me on date!


I'm participating in 2014 NAMIWalks Los Angeles County .  
You can help support me by making a secure online donation using your credit card. Click on the link below:

http://namiwalks.nami.org/bearcourt?SID=4794457&LangPref=en-CA   For more information on how YOU can participate in 2014 NAMIWalks Los Angeles County , please visit our homepage.
Thanks for your support!

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