Mount Sinai Serves as Community Chair for the National Alliance on Mental Illness NYC Walk

More than 100 Mount Sinai employees raised $15,000 to support individuals with mental illness.

New York, NY
 – May 6, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

Mount Sinai School of Medicine has formed an exciting partnership with NAMIWalks NYC, one of the nation’s most successful and fastest growing fundraising and awareness events for individuals with mental illness and the friends, families, and providers who support them. Mount Sinai is excited to be serving as the 2011 Community Chair of this year’s Walk. 

The Walk, which benefits the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC Metro), will be held on Saturday, May 7th at the South Street Seaport. As NAMIWalks NYC enters its fifth year, its reach and impact are clear: 

  • The number of people who attend NAMIWalks NYC has quadrupled since 2007
  • Due to the Walk’s success, NAMI-NYC Metro has tripled the number of free psychoeducation courses it offers, including the addition of NAMI Basics, a class for parents of children with mental illness
  • NAMI-NYC Metro reached more than 15,000 individuals and families with free education and support last year, an increase of more than 50 percent since the Walks began. 

To learn more,visit the walk website.