NAMIWalks L.A. County Returns to Grand Park for Mental Health Awareness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Greater Los Angeles County is pleased to announce that NAMIWalks Your Way will return as an in-person event at Grand Park on Saturday, May 21, 2022. NAMIWalks L.A. County will once again bring together families, loved ones, and community members from across the county and beyond, amplifying our collective voices in support of mental health for all, growing our ever-growing community of supporters, and raising vital funds for NAMI’s free, top-rated programs. Register your team RIGHT NOW to help make hope a reality!
This year, NAMIWalks welcomes Mayim Bialik and Risa Dorkin as NAMIWalks Ambassadors to help spread the word about mental health for everyone. Both women have worked independently to advance mental health discourse and have inspired fans all over the world to share their personal experiences. Mayim Bialik is presently starring in Call Me Kat and hosts Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown, a podcast that debunks common misconceptions about mental health and emotional well-being. Risa Dorkin, who presently stars in General Hospital, has used social media to track her personal mental health journey and inspire others to seek help.
The emcee will be Dani Nicolet. Danielle has established herself as a very varied and fascinating performer, beginning her career as “Caryn” on the Emmy-winning sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. She has starred alongside Debra Messing in the Golden Globe-nominated series Starter Wife, alongside Kevin Hart and The Rock in the movie office sensation Central Intelligence, and as Jenna in the sex comedy Born Again Virgin. She currently appears on the CW’s The Flash. As the writer/producer of the film Black Karen, she is a 2021 Women Write Now fellow through LOL Studios and the Sundance Institute.
Brooke Johnson is a model, actress, and the 2018 Miss Alaska USA. Recently, she appeared in the new series Journey to America, How to Hack Birth Control, and the Apple TV show Roar. With the invention of her project Crowning Confidence, Brooke was able to acquire a platform to teach future generations about self-esteem, mental health awareness, and bullying while helping The Great State of Alaska. Brooke, who was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, switched in her Xtratuf boots for flip flops and now lives in Los Angeles, pursuing her career and volunteering with NAMI affiliates.
How to Register for NAMIWalks Your Way 2022
Participants of all ages can register today at no cost at namiwalks.org/lacounty. Set up your profile, choose a fundraising goal, and start reaching out to friends and family right away. Then head to Grand Park on May 21, 2022 for an inspiring day, which includes the opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. followed by the 5K walk at 10 a.m..
Join NAMIWalks Your Way 2022 to raise awareness for the cause, funds to support NAMI’s free, top-rated programming, such as classes and support groups, build community, and open up doors for everyone from every walk of life to have access to the mental health resources and community they deserve.
Do you want to help out at NAMIWalks L.A. County? Check out volunteer opportunities here.