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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2023

Contact: Maria Kakay
(Office) 412-366-3788
(Cell) 412-607-5412
Hundreds to Gather for NAMIWalks Keystone PA
Annual 5K Walk Raises Awareness of Mental Health
 

MONROEVILLE, Pa.  – On Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, hundreds of people will gather at Monroeville Community Park West for NAMIWalks Keystone PA, an annual 5K walk that raises awareness of mental health and spreads the word that treatment works and recovery is possible.  

"There is nothing more powerful than seeing hundreds of people celebrating the same cause,” said Christine Michaels, CEO of NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania. "Everyone is walking for someone. It might be themselves, a family member, or a friend. But we all have mental health, and we all know someone who is affected by a mental health condition.” 

This is the 17th year for NAMIWalks Keystone PA. The family-friendly event features food trucks, a DJ, face painting, and balloon artists. More than 300 walkers and 48 teams are participating. 

“The walk is our chance to come together and show people that we are united in our mission to end the stigma associated with mental health,” said Michaels. “Stigma and judgment stop people from seeking help, and this event is all about changing that.” 

NAMIWalks is the organization's largest awareness and fundraising event of the year. Donations fund the support groups, educational programs and presentations, and advocacy initiatives that NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania offers throughout the year at no cost to those who participate. 

"The demand for mental health support and education has never been greater and the funds raised will help our organization meet a very critical need." 

Visit our NAMIWalks Keystone PA website to learn more about the event. 

  WHAT:  17th Annual NAMIWalks Keystone PA       

  WHERE:  Monroeville Community Park West, Pavilion 1  | 2399 Tilbrook Rd.  |  Monroeville, PA 15146 

  WHO:  NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania  

  WHEN:  Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023  |  Registration 9 a.m.  |  Walk Begins at 10 a.m. 

 
 

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Maria Kakay, Dir. of Communications and Marketing, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania  |  EMAIL:  mkakay@namikeystonepa.org  |   OFFICE: 412-366-3788  |   CELL: 412-607-5412

ABOUT NAMI KEYSTONE PENNSYLVANIA  |  NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is the state organization in Pennsylvania for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the largest grassroots mental health organization in the country. NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is a 501(c)(3) grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, adolescents, adults, and families affected by mental illness through recovery-focused support, education, and advocacy.

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is here for you. If you have questions about mental health resources, call our HelpLine at 1-888-264-7972 or email info@namikeystonepa.org. To find the NAMI affiliate in Pennsylvania closest to you, visit our Find Your Local NAMI page.

If you or someone you know is in immediate distress or is thinking about hurting themselves, call or text 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org.

 

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NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania
105 Braunlich Drive
Suite 200
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237
Phone: 412-366-3788 | HelpLine: 1-888-264-7972
info@namikeystonepa.org

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