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NAMI Greater Cleveland is dedicated to empowering persons affected by mental illness and their family members to achieve a better quality of life by providing them with support, education, referral and advocacy.

NAMIWalks 2015 presented by The Cleveland Clinic
Saturday, August 29, 2015 
Edgewater Park, Lower Pavilion
General Directions
From the east side take US 6/US 20 Eastbound.
Get off 
at Exit 192 – Edgewater Park/Whiskey Island
At the stop sign(s) go straight – there will be blue and yellow balloons
on each side of the road, that will lead you to the parking lot.

From the west side,  take US 6/US 20 westbound
Get off at Exit 192 – Edgewater Park/Whiskey Island.
Please note their is construction, but the exit ramp is open.
At the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp, take a left.
At the next stop sign, take the road to the right side of the
Honey Hut sign. There will be blue and yellow balloons on
each side of the road that will lead you to the parking lot.

Goal: $154,000 for support groups, educational programs,
helpline information, advocacy programs 
offered by NAMI Greater Cleveland at no cost.

9 a.m.: Registration and children’s activities begin.
9:30 a.m.: Warm-up with line dancing
10 a.m.: Walk steps off

Here is How You Can Raise $1,000 and Make a Difference in Someone’s Life

  • NAMIWalks strives to be inclusive, so we has no registration fee or fundraising minimum.
  • Our model is based on a lot of people raising a small piece of the pie, and not on a few people raising large sums of money.
  • The size of Walk Teams vary from 1 person to 100 people.  The average Team is 10 people.  If each of person commits to raising $100, a Team consisting of 10 people can raise $1,000!

Now is the time to get started:

  1. Register online as a Team Captain:
  2. Recruit 9 Team Members.
  3. Everyone set a goal to raise $100.
  4. Reach out to your family members, friends, co-workers, asking them to make a donation to your Walk Team.
  5. Get fundraising tips, Walk posters and Walk brochures by contacting Lisa Dellafiora at 216-875-0266 or
  6. Ask your dentist, veterinarian, hair dresser/barber, insurance agent, financial planner, attorney, real estate agent to donate to your Team.
  7. Join us for NAMIWalks 2015 on Saturday, August 29.

We look forward to seeing you at NAMIWalks 2015!

To register to walk or for more information click here
Contact Lisa Dellafiora at or
216-875-0266 for more information about NAMIWalks or to
request a Team Captain kit.

Click here for a complete list of our 2015 NAMIWalks Sponsors

Upcoming 2015 classes:

Basics For family/caregivers of a child 19 or under with mental illness.
Next class starts: 
Wednesday, August 26,  6:30 pm – 9 pm

Family-to-FamilyFor family/caregivers of someone with mental illness.
Next class starts:
Saturday, September 12,
  9:15 am-12:00 pm

Peer-to-Peer – For individuals living with mental illness.
Next class(es) starts:
Thursday, September 3,  6:30-8:30 pm
Friday, September 4, 1 to 3 p.m.
Click here for information and registration for
all 3 of the above education programs.

Viviendo Independiente de Depresión y Ansiedad)
A confidential Spanish Speaking support group for Latina women.  
Fridays, October 2 – November 6, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Click here for more information

HomefrontNext class starts:
October 7, 6:30 – 9 pm
Click here for all the information on this program for
families of veterans or active military.

Upcoming Events:

Movie and a Talk  – “Rocks n’ My Pocket”
Wed. October 21, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Post film discussion led by –
Farrah Munir M.D.
Psychiatrist, University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Details coming soon.

“Childhood Disruptive Behaviors”
Wednesday, November 4th from 7 to 8:30 pm
Norah McNamara M.D.
Psychiatrist, University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Co-sponsored by Connecting for Kids

Details coming soon.

In The News: Nami Greater Cleveland

August 16, 2015

On Wednesday, August 12, 19 Action News, NAMIWalks 2015 Media Sponsor hosted a phone bank for NAMI Greater Cleveland as part of their support for the walk. Our volunteers (4 of whom were Psychiatrists) fielded over 60 calls looking for support, information and sometimes, just someone to listen. Click Read More, to see the interviews.

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