Join NAMI for its 13th annual Mental Health Awareness Walk on October 11th.  8

Join NAMI for its 13th annual Mental Health Awareness Walk on October 11th. 8

This year’s walk will feature community vendors, craft vendors, food trucks, a silent auction and an appearance by Miss Pennsylvania.

YORK, Pa. – People can join NAMI of York-Adams Pa. Counties (NAMIYA) on Oct. 8 for its 13th annual Mental Health Awareness Walk.

The event is scheduled to begin on October 1. 8 at UPMC Memorial Hospital in York, starting at 8 a.m. The actual march will take place on the UPMC Memorial Walking Path.

NAMIYA “envisions a world where everyone affected by mental illness lives healthy and fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares,” according to event organizers. The organization also provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness services so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build a better life, and offers support groups led by peers, family support groups, and educational programs and presentations.

Lori Lightner, program coordinator for NAMI York-Adams Counties Pa. (NAMIYA), joined FOX43 in September. 16 to discuss the event.

This year’s walk, she says, will feature community vendors, craft vendors, food trucks, a silent auction and an appearance by Miss Pennsylvania.

Adults will pay $25 for the event and children will pay $10. All proceeds from the walk will go directly to programming provided by NAMIYA free of charge to the community, Lightner said.

To register click here. You will receive a free bottle of water for this!

To watch the full interview with Lightner, watch the clip above.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries

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