Thursday, May 30, 2013

Keep the Celebration Going!

So, you’ve walked the NAMIWalk and enjoyed the festive event, but now what? Don’t end your day after you leave the Walk, continue celebrating by having an after-party/event!

For months you have worked hard raising awareness and funds for NAMI, so you deserve a FUN day! After you leave the Walk continue the celebration with your family, friends, and team members by doing something FUN! Hosting an after-party/event also provides those who registered to walk, but unfortunately couldn’t make the event, a time to celebrate with everyone!  

Here are some FUN after-party/event ideas:

  • Plan a lunch or an early dinner at a local restaurant. Wear your team t-shirt or the official NAMIWalks t-shirt. When making a reservation or when you approach the host/hostess let them know that you just completed the NAMIWalk and you’re there to celebrate!
  • Have a party at your home. Invite your family and friends who participated in the Walk and/or donated to your Walk efforts. Don’t worry about making the food if you don’t have time, instead have everyone pitch in and order pizza or do a pot-luck!
  • Go to a spa. You can use a little relaxation and pampering after walking, so get your team members together and visit a local spa for massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, etc. When making the reservation tell them you’ll be coming in after walking in the NAMIWalk!
  • Go to a sporting event. You can get your family and friends together and go to a ball game or a soccer match. Remember to have everyone wear their team t-shirt or the official NAMIWalks t-shirt.
  • Go bowling or to the movies. These are great activities for the young adults on your Walk Team. Again wear your NAMIWalk t-shirt and let them know that you just left the event!

If you and/or your team continued the celebration after this year's NAMIWalk, share what you did on the NAMIWalksFacebook page!


  1. Dear NAMI/ ANYONE

    I was seeking help and I come across this website

    I am , my name is CHONG ZHE CHERN . . The make things short, 2, I have 2 severe mental illness which is very disabling , damaging and it still affects me very much till present . They call it OCD and Bipolar disorder. Diagnosed late at the age of 15 , I still pay the price of having those illness . Not only me , my single mother too .

    She had a twin , me and my younger brother . We both have mental illness . Helplessness is the ultimate struggle . NAMI/ANYONE , I lost everything. I caused my mom too.

    As I am writing this , I cannot pretend to be positive , because I am not , but I still write and it is not for me. Its for someone I love with all my life and yet not capable of showing . My mom. During the course of my illness , it is beyond damaging . I was once considered as my mom's future , well did well in academic before diagnosis but everything isnt the same anymore when i hit 15 .

    Financially , time , emotionally and many more were lost and all i can do right now is ask for help . That is the least I could do , at least for mom. Her former life savings were lost because of my illness . She is not happy all her life , she got treated very badly in company , some were because her son is ill . But she still has to hang on for almost more than 10 years because of my unstability. As a son , I have never been able to contribute . When I am helplessly sick , the damage i brought is far more unbearable .

    I am having quite a tough time writing this email to you NAMI/ANYONE because I know I need to convince you to help us . I am doing everything I can and I making sure all this were expressed in honesty . Until now , every one month I have to see the Dr here in Malaysia. To be honest I have suffered endlessly thinking of my helplessness that leads to such loss to my mom . I cant forgive myself but it is already too late . Damage is done but I cannot stop remembering all those damages especially those that involves money even though regret is of no use . I know not how to explain in detail but the consequences and the damages can possibly occured is unpredictable .

    Right now while I am still sober I want to take this chance to reach out to you , to seek help for my this poor mom . Like i mentioned that is the least I could do . I hope can assist me in giving me one off financial assistance to ease mom's pain. The amount is up to you to decide

    Help me , NAMI/ ANYONE so that at last I can move on with my life with lesser guilt .

    I have been so miserable because of all this things . Help me , so that I can have a 2nd chance . I am already 29 , I think I am running out of time . Should I am 30 and things is still this way then , I forsee that it is already a lost life .

    Your help ,means a life for me at this very critical momment . Currently I cant move on until I can at least contribute a bit to mom.

    Thank you , NAMI/ ANYONE for your attention. Pls , do consider to save a future .

    My personal details :


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