NAMIWalks 5K raises mental health awareness

Updated: Sep. 21, 2019 at 7:36 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A walk to raise awareness for mental health took place Saturday morning. At Wynton Blount Cultural Park, groups gathered for the NAMIWalks 5K walk.

NAMI is National Alliance on Mental Illness. According to the group’s website, the walk helps raise awareness of mental illness and raise funds for their mission to help individuals and families in the River Region.

They have raised a little over $64,000 of the $90,000 goal. If you would like to donate, click this link.

The group is celebrating its 17th year of the walks and says this is the largest mental health awareness and fundraising event in the country, according to its website.

More than 100 walks were held across the country.

WSFA 12 News is a sponsor of the event.

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