This weekend, our resident Walk Manager -- Darcey Garda -- will be heading to Charlotte, NC, to participate in the first ever National NAMI Walk Training.
The NAMI Walk is a relatively new event. In Southwestern Pennsylvania, 2009 will mark our third year with the Walk. So far, it's been a highly successful endeavor. Last year, we managed to attract 2,000 people to the Walk, increase our fundraising total to $120,000, and reach nearly one million households with TV news coverage. The Walk is a great way to raise awareness for NAMI.
We hope Darcey comes home from Charlotte armed with new ideas and renewed motivation to launch another successful Walk season.
Darcey also operates this blog. So it will take a brief hiatus until her return to the office Wednesday, March 11.