In 2018, TEAM ORCA - helmed by ORCA secretary Sofia Jasani - came together for the 16th annual NAMIWalks Northwest event, sponsored by Providence Health & Services. Our initial goal was to raise $1000 to support NAMI's services and advocacy efforts... but we very quickly topped that. We increased our goal to $2000... and ended up raising over $3500!! It feels good to make a statement that mental health and access to care are fundamental.
Raising funds and awareness helps keep NAMI programs available to all who need them, at no cost to participants. All funds raised directly support NAMI's mission to provide support, education and advocacy to individuals and families right her in our region.
Mark your calendars to join us next year. It's free to register, you can join us online as a virtual walker or schlep the esplanade with us in person - and all are welcome!