Celebrating its ninth annual Houston walk, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Greater Houston expects to bring over 2,000 walkers of all ages and backgrounds to Sam Houston Park on Saturday, April 12, 2014. NAMIWalks, the largest mental health education and fundraising effort in the nation, brings together thousands of individuals and supporters to celebrate recovery, honor those who have lost their lives to mental illness, help raise funds, combat stigma and promote awareness.
*UPDATE: To see Samir run 3 miles backwards at the NAMI Run click here!
Health Fitness Revolution supports endeavors and events that promote healthy lifestyle, physical fitness, social, mental, and spiritual balance. One of the promoters of this event is our founder Samir Becic‘s friend, Dr. Derek De La Pena who helps him with his Lakewood’s Health and Fitness Program:
“NAMIWalks brings mental illness into the open and focuses on new tools for recovery that exist today,” said Glenn Urbach, Executive Director of NAMI Greater Houston. “NAMIWalks offers the people of Houston an opportunity to support those who live with the challenges of mental illness as well as their families.”
Moreover, NAMI Greater Houston strives to eliminate the pervasive stigma of mental illness and effect positive change in addition to increasing public and professional understanding about mental illness.
NAMI Greater Houston (www.namigreaterhouston.org), an affiliate of the National Alliance on
Mental Illness, is the Upper Texas Gulf Coast’s largest grassroots mental health organization
dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with mental illness and their families. Since 1988, NAMI Greater Houston has become the area’s voice on mental illness by offering education classes, support groups and community outreach programs throughout the greater Houston area.
The NAMIWalks 2014 event begins and ends at Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby Street. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the Walk starting at 8:30 a.m. To register or join a team, interested individuals may visit www.namiwalks.org/