Why I Walk…A Penny For Your Thoughts

The NEOMED Walking Whales will be participating in the 19th annual National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk on Saturday, Oct. 16.

Join your fellow NEOMED community – including the Psychiatry Student Interest Group – and show your support for mental health awareness and advocacy.

Stop by the Department of Psychiatry (B227) and let us know “Why I walk…” Feel free to leave a penny or two – any spare change will do! All proceeds support the NEOMED Walking Whales team at this year’s Summit County NAMI Walk.

WHAT: NAMIWalks Summit County

WHERE: Stile Athletics Field House - University of Akron, 289 S. Union Street Akron, OH

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 (check in at 8:30 a.m., program at 9:30 a.m., walk at 10 a.m.)


If you are interested in joining the NEOMED Walking Whales team – or would like to make a donation (no matter the size) – please visit our team webpage. All funds raised will go to NAMI Summit County to provide support, education, and advocacy to people with serious mental illness and their families.

Please join our team to receive more information on how we can walk together. You can participate in this year’s Walk virtually or in person.

RSVP to Dr. Hupp (dhupp@neomed.edu) or Dr. Bonfine (nbonfine@neomed.edu) for the Zoom link to participate virtually (from 9:15-9:30 a.m. on October 16).

-Submitted by Danelle Hupp

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