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NAMI Minnesota
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Saint Paul, MN 55114

phone: 651-645-2948
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2016 NAMIWalks Minnesota

2016 NAMIWalks Minnesota is set for Sept. 24 in Minneapolis and Rochester. For more details, please contact Emily Wade at 651-645-2948 x112 or

Join the NAMIWalks Kick-Off Breakfast on Aug. 3, from 7:30-9:00 a.m., at Pinstripes, 3849 Gallagher Dr., in Edina. RSVP, here.

NAMIWalks Minnesota Plans Best Walk Yet

NAMIWalks Minnesota 2016 promises to be our biggest and best walk yet! Join us September 24th as our community celebrates the 10th annual NAMIWalks Minnesota and 40 years of NAMI Minnesota’s work improving the lives of people living with mental illnesses and their families.

NAMIWalks will be held at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis – registration starts at 11:30 and the walk begins at 1:00. The event will feature the energized and eclectic music of High Brow and the Shades, hundreds of walk teams, local food trucks, and family activities for everyone to enjoy! NAMIWalks SE Minnesota will also be held on the same date and time at the Technical & Community College Fieldhouse in Rochester.

Visit and click on the NAMIWalks logo to sign up, register your team and begin receiving updates on team building, creative fundraising tips and inspirational stories.

How to participate:

• Form a team: choose a team name, set your goal, register online and invite your family and friends to join you.
• Walk as an individual: you may register online or on the day of the walk.
• Volunteer: we need over 100 volunteers to help out on the day of the walk.
• Help us spread the word about NAMIWalks by sharing why you walk. Use the hashtag: #WhyWalkMN.

NAMIWalks provides funding for NAMI Minnesota’s support, education and advocacy programming including Ending the Silence, NAMI Connection, Parent Resource Groups, youth Progession classes, Family Support Groups and much more. This year’s fundraising goal for NAMIWalks is $450,000 and we hope to have 5,000 Walkers participate in Minnehaha Park or virtually. We need your help to get there! 

Thanks to our premier sponsors Allina Health and Cigna, our presenting sponsor Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, and to the more than 60 corporate and individual sponsors who have already joined in this year’s NAMIWalks Minnesota!

Registration Information  

Sponsorship Information  Sponsorship Confirmation

Walk Committee Members Sought to help plan our 10th annual NAMIWalks Minnesota and support our important work. Contact Emily at for information.

Thanks 2016 NAMIWalks Minnesota Sponsors!


Allina Health Mental Health

BlueCross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Great River Energy
HealthEast Foundation
HealthPartners | Regions Hospital | Melrose Center
Hennepin County Medical Center
Meridian Behavioral Health
North Memorial Health Care

Debra Hohag Anderson
Discount Steel
Mall of America

National Elite Sponsor
National Sponsor
The Allergan Foundation
National Walk Partner
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc, & Lundbeck

Al & Pat Rousseau
Allan & Mary Lou Burdick
Behavioral Healthcare Providers
BHSI | Behavioral Health Services
Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company
LifeSpan of Minnesota
Parker Collins Family Mental Health, PLLC
People Incorporated

Canvas Health
CentraCare St. Cloud Hospital
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Headway Emotional Health Services
Jon & Susan Westerhaus
Mental Health Resources
Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs (MACMHP)
Northern Pines Mental Health Center
Nystrom & Associates, LTD.
Supportive Living Solutions
Vail Place
Washburn Center for Children

Catholic Charities and St. Joseph’s Home for Children
Guild Incorporated
Hamm Clinic
John & Janet Carey
Minnesota Autism Center
Minnesota Psychiatric Society
Natalis Counseling & Psychology Solutions
Northwestern Mental Health Center
Paragon Billing
Therapeutic Services Agency Incorporated


Joanne Freidlund
Adler Graduate School
Ballinger | Leafblad
Carlson Capital Management
Coldwell Banker Burnet
Dr. Kathryn Cullen, MD
Flaming Flamingos: Sandra Overland, Shelley & Tony White, Sharon Autio
Holden Photos
In Memory of Kurt Rousseau
James & Rochelle Westerhaus
Lakeland Mental Health Center
Lindberg Law
MCO Communications
Metropolitan Center for Independent Living (MCIL)
Meyer Consulting
Nancy Dillon
Patrick Westerhaus
Pioneer Management Consulting
Poplar Grove Counseling, PLLP
ReEntry House
South Metro Human Services
Sue Abderholden & Lee Keller
Touchstone Mental Health

2015 NAMIWalks Minnesota is Huge Success

An enormous crowd of over 4,500 people joined in the ninth annual NAMIWalks Minnesota, held Sept. 26 at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis and at the Community & Technical College field house in Rochester. There were more than 200 Walk teams and, although the figures aren't in, over $421,000 has been raised! The event featured live music, picnics, team photos, resource tables, a kids tent, face-painters, a tree of hope, dance performances, a t-shirt contest and more. See photos. Team photos.  Holden photos. Witchell photos.

2014 NAMIWalks Minnesota Raises $397,108!

There were over 200 walk teams and 4,000 plus walkers at this year's amazing celebration. The final total raised for NAMI's programs for children and adults with mental illnesses and their families was $397,108! Thanks to all who walked, donated and volunteered, and to all of our wonderful sponsors! See Walk photos. See More Walk photos. See Team Photos. More photos, here.

Follow NAMIWalks Minnesota's Facebook Page. For more information, contact Raquel Grad at or 651-645-2948 x115.  NAMIWalks SE Minnesota was also held on Sept. 27 in Rochester and raised $38,306.

2013 NAMIWalks Minnesota

Despite a persistent rain, nearly 3,000 walkers joined in the 7th annual NAMIWalks Minnesota held at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis on Saturday, Sept. 28. The 5K walk to increase public awareness of mental illnesses and support NAMI's programs of education, support and advocacy raised more than $341,000! NAMIWalks was also held at the Community & Technical College in Rochester on the same day. Thanks to everyone for donating,  joining in and celebrating hope together at NAMIWalks. See Photos. See Slideshow. See More Photos. See Slideshow 2. Also see Team Photos!

2012 NAMIWalks Minnesota

NAMIWalks Minnesota 2012 was a huge success thanks to our dedicated captains, walkers and donors, and because of our generous sponsors. Over $300,000 was raised!

Changing Minds, Sept. 22, video. Patrick Kennedy video on NAMIWalks and Overcoming Stigma.

2011 NAMIWalks - Celebrates Spectacular Fifth Year

 The 2011 NAMIWalks Minnesota was spectacular! More than 3,200 participated and raised over $319,000! St. Cloud Area NAMI also held NAMIWalks on Sept. 24, drawing 300 people and raising nearly $15,000.

View photos from NAMIWalks Minnesota.

NAMIWalks Media Advisory    NAMIWalks Donation Receipt 2011    NAMIWalks Poster 2011 

Short NAMIWalks 2011 Video, made by a volunteer. Find Photos or see Slideshow. See Team Photos. See more photos. 

2010 NAMIWalks Minnesota

The 2010 NAMIWalks was AMAZING!  Thanks to the 150 teams, over 100 volunteers and more than 2,500 walkers, $287,000 was raised! To view team photos and hundreds of other walk photos, click here.

Walk Brings Awareness, Savage Pacer, 9-25-10
Resident Leads NAMIWalks, Longfellow Messenger, 9-1-10
Drama Mamas Fight Stigma, Burnsville Sun, 8-26-10
Washington County Walks, Stillwater Gazette, 8-26-10
NAMIWalks on Sept. 25, KARE 11, 8-16-10
Cities 97 Promotes NAMIWalks

2009 NAMIWalks Minnesota

NAMIWalks Minnesota was held Sept. 26, 2009 at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. More than 2,000 people joined in the Walk and raised over $283,000!   See Walk photos.

2008 NAMIWalks Minnesota

NAMIWalks Minnesota drew over 1,500 walkers and raised over $232,000! To see team photos and other walk photos, click here.

2007 NAMIWalks Minnesota

The first NAMIWalks Minnesota was a historic day, drawing over 1,300 walkers and raising over $200,000 for NAMI's programs!