Because of Mississippi River flooding, the fifth annual NAMI Walk will be held at 10 a.m. today (May 3) at Fejervary Park, 1800 West 12th St., Davenport. |
The walk -- to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness -- traditionally is held on Credit Island Park, and usually is a 5K route, said Greg Paulline, walk co-manager. "It's always been lovely weather.''
Because of flooding the walk will be at Fejervary Park and be just one mile, Mr. Paulline said, adding that walkers can go around more than once if they want.
This year, 65 teams have registered for the fundraiser, and check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. Last year, NAMI Scott County attracted 1,430 walkers and raised $94,000. The goal this year is to raise $100,000.
"It's a beautiful park. We will have a great event," said Mr. Paulline, who works at the Vera French Community Mental Health Center in Davenport, which had 190 walkers in the walk last year and more than 150 this year.
Nationally, NAMI hopes to raise $8 million this year, he said.
With walks in 69 cities across America, NAMI attracted more than 70,000 individual walkers/supporters last year, with over 1,000 corporate and business sponsors, and raised more than $6.5 million.
For more information, visit www.nami.org/namiwalks.
Milan, IL Details
|(More Print Ads)|