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Lucky Paws Van on the Move - NAMIWalks New Mexico

Mental health awareness and fundraising event.


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May 07, 2016
08:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Balloon Fiesta Park
5500 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113


NAMIWalks New Mexico

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Saturday, May 7, 2016


Balloon Fiesta Park



5500 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113


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 Every journey begins with that first step! As NAMIWalks celebrates our 14th Anniversary in 2016, we are proud to be a part of NAMI’s largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event in the country!  Through NAMIWalks public display of support for people with mental health challenges, we are changing how Americans view mental illness.  Please join us as we improve lives and our communities one step at a time.

As we say in New Mexico, BIENVENIDOS NAMI members, supporters, team captains and sponsors.  My name is David Gonzales and I will be New Mexico's Walk Manager for 2016.  If there is anything I can do to support your effort, please contact me at 505-249-1970 or e-mail me at [email protected].

Why do we WALK?  We WALK because we've experienced mental illness firsthand, or via a loved one, friend or family member. This effort is personal to us!  We WALK because there are too many people not getting the help and support they need to recover because of the STIGMA that surrounds mental illness.  We WALK because we know that when people get diagnosed and get the help they need they can recover and live full, productive lives.  We WALK to create awareness in our community and to raise funds to support education and support services at no cost to those in need. Check out our theme song for New Mexico NAMIWalks 2016 - CLICK HERE

NAMIWalks is a DOG FRIENDLY Event.  However, ALL dogs must be on a leash and owners must clean up after their pet.

Walk Day Agenda

8:00 AM – Check In.  

  • Register your walkers if they have NOT been registered online.  Registration is an acknowledgement of liability. 
  • Turn in money.  Make sure to identify the Team you are walking for. Purchase raffle tickets
  • Purchase t-shirts from previous year walks 


8:00 AM – 8:40 AM – Pre-walk activities

  • Starbucks serving free coffee and tea
  • Food Truck selling morning breakfast
  • Car Show sponsored by Jay Walton Automotive
  • Raffle and Auction Items
  • Pet Adoption - Animal Welfare Department, City of Albuquerque


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Animal Welfare

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