The NAMIWalks 2011 was celebrated during a great sunny day on June 11, 2011 at Elmwood Park. The UNMC/Center for Reducing Health Disparities was represented as the “Cultural Walkers Team.” The team was lead by Antonia Correa and supported by Shinobu Watanabe, Associate Professor of Department of Epidemiology, and graduate assistants from the College of Public Health including John Ikena and Lisa Weissenburger-Moser. The team recruited 35 walkers and raised $1,255.00. The walk was enjoyed by over 500 walkers, including Mayor Suttle who joined us for the festivities. U.S. Senator Johanns was the Honorary Chair and sent greetings.
Thanks to the 17 online donors and the 35 walkers who participated in our Cultural Walkers Team and who helped make the Nebraska NAMIWALKS – Changing Minds…One Step at a Time, a success in 2011! Every contribution helped no matter how great or small it was. The support provided by Dr. Watanabe-Galloway, TJ, and Lisa were amazing! Let’s not rest until we have reached out to our friends, family and community to tell them how important NAMI and it’s programs are to us and ask them for their support.
Cash or check donations are still accepted through June 30, 2011.