What to Expect

Walk Day Fun!

Come out on Walk Day to join the fun and raise awareness for mental health! Bring your family, friends, and (friendly, leashed) dogs, to join in the fun with music, food trucks, Kids Zone, and Wellness Fair with mental health resources. We can't wait to see you there to Walk with Us!

Location:
Winston Family YMCA
221 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Walk Day Activities

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1. Walk Day Timeline

Join us for the fun by arriving early and taking part in our walk day festivities and opening ceremonies. Rain or Shine!

Registration/Check-In begins at 8 AM
Opening Ceremonies at 8:45 AM
Walk at 9:15 AM

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2. Walk Route

We start our 5K walk at the Winston Family YMCA, walk on the beautiful North bank of the Riverwalk, ramble through RAM the Riverside Arts Festival, to Memorial Park (circle it twice!) and head back! It should be a cinch to follow the sidewalk, and obey traffic laws!, as we walk in beautiful Jacksonville to raise awareness for mental health! See our Route Map here.

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3. Wellness Fair

There are many resources in NE FL for those navigating mental health challenges. Come check our our Wellness Fair to learn about some of the non-profit and community health providers that contribute to our system of care. By visiting the NAMIWalks Wellness Fair our sponsors and behavioral health organizations could just make a difference in your life.

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4. Activities

Oh the Activities we will have! We can't wait for the fun in our Kids Zone with Little Monster's coloring, face painting, worry stones, and chalk art.  Food trucks for the inevitable hunger pains. A Tribute Garden for honoring those who are struggling and those who are our champions. Signs of Hope. High School Drum lines, Cheerleaders, Music, and fun! Oh, and Jaxson De'Ville and the Roar Cheerleaders may make an appearance!

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5. Fine Print

Strollers, wheel chairs, wagons, and other safe wheels are welcome, but we can't guarantee against any bumps in the road or sidewalk cracks. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome to join us! So are kids, but kids DO need to register. You can register them ahead of time or sign a waiver at the walk. Donations - Paypal, cash, or check will be accepted on site on walk day.  Register for walk day here.

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OUR MISSION
The mission of NAMI Jacksonville is to support and improve the quality of life for family members and those living with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance abuse through compassion, education, and advocacy.

NAMI Jacksonville Florida
40 E. Adams St., Ste. LL05
Jacksonville, FL 32202

NEED HELP IN CRISIS?
CALL: 904-724-7782
EMAIL: HELPLINE@NAMIJAX.ORG