Andrew loved working out and being physically fit. He loved his daily exercise plan and how he could improve his physique and mental state. Andrew took such an interest when I started running. We would talk about all the races I was doing, my times, training plans and my goals. Andrew was so proud of me when I completed my first NYC Half Marathon. After his passing this summer, I decided that I needed to do something for him. I decided that I wanted to run the 2018 NYC Half Marathon (again), but for HIM. I wanted to only fundraise for a mental health charity to gain entry. I found NAMI and felt a connection to them and their mission. On December 27, (also his birthdate) I found out that I was accepted into their inaugural year with NYC and was granted a bib.
Please help me meet this goal and raise funds and awareness for Mental Illness by donating to this fantastic cause.
NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL OF NEW YORK CITY INC wrote:
Your donations help NAMI-NYC Metro provide support, education, and advocacy to over 16,000 New Yorkers yearly, all free-of-charge to the user.
Support and Education
NAMI’s guiding principle is “families helping families.” And so we have free classes throughout the year: Family-to-Family, Homefront, Peer-to-Peer and NAMI Basics courses. We also offer almost 30 ongoing support groups for people living with mental illness and for their family members. Groups are facilitated by trained peer volunteers.
We work closely with NAMI National and NAMI-New York State to advocate for:
- improved services for people with mental illness and their families;
- health insurance parity;
- the allocation of more resources for research into neurobiological disorders;
- and comprehensive, accessible treatment options.
Our staff and volunteers:
- provide professional testimony;
- sit on task forces, boards and commissions;
- and collaborate with other advocacy organizations.
For more information on our programs, please contact our Helpline: 212.684.3264 or email@example.com