Droves turn out in Helena for NAMIWalks Montana

NAMI held its 20th annual NAMIWalks fundraiser Sunday, bringing hundreds of people, many wearing colorful T-shirts, to Memorial Park in Helena for a hike to help others.

Crossroads Sports and Fitness uses music as it leads people in limbering up Sunday for the NAMIWalks fundraiser.

Phil Drake, Independent Record

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Montana supports, educates and advocates for Montanans with mental conditions and their families. The national NAMI website says the walk is a 5K event designed for storytelling and fundraising. Its goals are to share stories to eliminate the stigma of mental conditions and to raise funds to support the work of local NAMI affiliates

As of Sunday afternoon, $100,003 (77%) of the $130,000 goal has been raised, NAMI Montana posted on its website. There were 346 participants and 42 teams signed up. 

Participants go the distance Sunday for the NAMIWalks Montana fundraiser.

Phil Drake, Independent Record

Many teams showed up wearing matching T-shirts and posed for group photos. Children played

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