Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Western Carolina and All Souls Counseling Center, the 1st Annual Mental Wellness Walk will take place on Saturday, June 17 th at Carrier and French Broad River Parks. Participants can walk a 2K or 5K (your choice). Event will include music, refreshments, and resource displays.
The Mental Wellness Walk seeks to raise awareness of the importance of mental wellness and community resources that exist for people with mental health issues. Mental health was ranked the “leading health issue facing the county” according to the most recent Buncombe County Community Health Assessment with half the respondents reporting that mental health care “was the most difficult to access.”
Check-In & Registration begin at 9:00 AM | Walk & Program begin at 10:00 AM.
Meet at Carrier Park Pavilion, 220 Amboy Rd., Asheville, NC 28806. Walkers can register individually ($10 per person) or as a team ($15+ per team), and can recruit sponsors. T-Shirt guaranteed if you register before June 1st.
All funds raised will support the work of these two organizations that provide the community with mental health counseling, support, education, and advocacy. For more information about the walk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-505-7353. To register, please visit www.mentalwellnesswalk.org
Other ways to support the Walk:
Sponsor: Are you a local business that would like to sponsor the walk? We offer several benefits for sponsors. Contact Lisa Sousa at email@example.com
Spread the word: Join and share the Mental Wellness Walk Facebook Event.
All funds raised will support the work of NAMI WC and All Souls Counseling Center to provide mental health counseling, support, education, and advocacy.