The NAMIWalks Fundraiser is back! Help me "Stomp Out The Stigma of Mental Illness"! | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

The NAMIWalks Fundraiser is back! Help me "Stomp Out The Stigma of Mental Illness"!

I am writing you today to tell you about an upcoming event that I am participating in that is both very important and very exciting to me. It is NAMIWalks for the Mind of America, NAMI's signature walkathon event that is being held in Jackson, MS at Mayes Lake State Park on October 06, 2007. Registration begins at 9 AM, and the walk begins at 10 AM.

I am participating for the fourth time because I am a member of NAMI, and I have struggled in the past with panic attacks, depression and suicide. Because of my struggles, I have seen the shortcomings in how mental illness is dealt with in our society, and I want to help change that.

I would like to ask you to come and walk with me or to donate to support my participation in this great event. Visit my personal walker page to sign up. It features a link to my team's page where you can see who else is walking with me. There is also a link so you can donate directly to me online. Donating online is fast and secure, and I'll get immediate notification via e-mail of your donation. This year, the fundraising goal for my team, The Church Triumphant, is $500.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the largest education, support and advocacy organization that serves the needs of all those who's lives are touched by these illnesses. This includes persons with mental illness, their families, friends, employers, the law enforcement
community and policy makers. The NAMI organization is composed of approximately 1100 local affiliates, 50 state offices and a national office.

The goals of the NAMIWalks program are: to fight the stigma that surrounds mental illness, to build awareness of the fact that the mental health system in this country needs to be improved and to raise funds for NAMI so that they can continue their mission.

NAMI is a 501(c)3 charity and any donation you make to support my participation in this event is tax deductible. NAMI has been rated by Worth magazine as among the top 100 charities "most likely to save the world" and has been given an "A+" rating by The American Institute of
Philanthropy for efficient and effective use of charitable dollars. NAMI has also been given 4 out of 4 stars by The Charity Navigator for short-term spending practices and long-term sustainability.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Sincerely,
Latasha Willis

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A way you can help NAMI out during the month of June (verbatim email): Visit NAMI at the online health fair NAMI is one of ten health-related non-profits participating in an online health fair, running now through June 30. Sponsored by Revolution Health, the innovative online health fair is a showcase of information and resources from NAMI and other organizations, covering a wide spectrum of health and wellness concerns. Visit the online health fair At the NAMI "booth," you can: * Get basic facts about mental illness; * Get information about NAMI's free education and support programs, including the brand-new NAMI Connection recovery support group; * Find out if the mental health care system in your state made the grade; * Check out the new NAMI blog; * ...and more! As an added incentive, Revolution Health will make a donation to NAMI for each daily visitor to the NAMI booth. Here's how it works: for each person who visits the NAMI booth each day, NAMI will receive 25 cents per person, up to a total $10,000 for the length of the health fair. In order for NAMI to receive credit for your visit, simply use the links in this email. Visit the online health fair Please forward this email to family and friends, and encourage them to visit the health fair and stop by the NAMI booth. About Revolution Health: RevolutionHealth.com is a free online health and medical Web site that combines expert content and online tools with the power of social networking. RevolutionHealth.com is hosting two booths of its own at the online health fair: Mom's Essential, which provides online tools to expectant parents, and KnowYourRiskTM, which helps people calculate their risk for heart attack, stroke, and diabetes, three of the most common diseases. Visit the online health fair

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LatashaWillis
Date
2007-06-18T18:27:28-06:00
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113246
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Whoa! The Web site has only been up for two days, and I already have $35. I'm just ecstatic. :-)

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LatashaWillis
Date
2007-06-19T19:18:27-06:00
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113247
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BUMP!!!!

Author
LatashaWillis
Date
2007-08-02T19:18:29-06:00
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138368
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BUMP! There's still plenty of time to give, but don't wait too long!

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LatashaWillis
Date
2008-09-29T12:24:15-06:00
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138856
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One month left to go! Click here and give whatever you can. Thanks!

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LatashaWillis
Date
2008-10-08T22:54:27-06:00
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138863
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Hey, Facebook users! I created a special page for my cause. Go here and join, please!

Author
LatashaWillis
Date
2008-10-09T09:55:22-06:00

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