Strides Against Stigma
Taking Strides Against Stigma
Stepping Together Towards a Brighter Future
Nearly one in Five U.S. adults live with mental illness (51.5 million in 2019)
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Strides Against Stigma Walk 2021
WHEN: Sunday, October 3, 2021; Registration – 1 p.m.; Walk – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Garden Pavilion, Meadowbrook Park, Urbana, IL
REGISTRATION: Strides Against Stigma Registration Form
Join us Sunday, October 3, 2021, at Meadowbrook Park for an in-person or virtual walk.
Make it a day you’ll remember!!
About Strides Against Stigma 👣
NAMI Champaign County (IL) has been hosting a Strides Against Stigma walk for the past 15. This event brings our community and campus together to be involved and take steps toward a brighter future for those living with a mental illness. By hosting a walk and virtual challenge, we are encouraging others to be aware of the stigma that surround people with lived experiences.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the mental health of people of all ages. It is critical to reduce the stigma around mental health challenges. Our goal is to raise awareness, encourage change and voices to be heard, and to raise funds necessary to support our mental health education programs, advocacy, and program expansion across Champaign County and East Central Illinois.
Sponsor or Donate
You can get involved and show your support by:
- Registering to walk at our October 3, 2021, Strides Against Event
- Participating in virtual challenges
- Buying an event t-shirt
- Hosting your own fundraiser using Facebook, Crowdfund, or Instagram
- Selecting NAMI Champaign as your charity on AmazonSmile
- Donating through our PayPal link
- Following us on Instagram, Twitter, and liking us on Facebook
- Tagging us and using #StridesAgainstStigma, #YouarenotAlone, #Stigmafree in your posts
- Joining NAMI
Your business can show your support by donating to NAMI Champaign County (IL) or sponsoring our Strides Against Stigma event. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NAMI Champaign County (IL) is the affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness that services most of East Central Illinois including Champaign, Douglas, Effingham, Vermillion, and Coles county. We sponsor an outstanding NAMI on Campus Club at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from which will come a new generation of providers and activists.Our mission is to provide education, support, and advocacy, to all persons living in our community who are affected by mental illness.We believe in the possibility of recovery, wellness and the potential in all of us. We embrace diverse backgrounds, cultures and perspectives. We promote confidence, self-efficacy and service. We practice respect, kindness and empathy, and fight for equity and justice. Your support helps make this happen.