NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nations largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI Advocates for access of services, treatment, supports and research and its steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community of hope for those in need.

As a non-profit working to provide support and awareness regarding mental illness and theimpact on families and the greater community, NAMI Hawaii (National Alliance for Mental Illness Hawaii) continues to advocate for a system, for youth in particular, which does not criminalize mental illness but supports systems of care for our community, families and all stake holders to more fully understand and execute vital supports and interventions – before it is too late.  Please contact NAMI Hawaii for support, information and resources if a member of your family is struggling.   It is the mission of NAMI Hawaii to provide this for family members and loved ones of those with mental illness.  Please call NAMI Hawaii at 591-1297.

 Click here to sign up: NAMIWalks Hawaii

Register today for NAMIWalks 2014 at www.namiwalks.org/hawaii!  Help us make this year the biggest event ever.  The event will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Honolulu Hale   The event is a 5k walk with food, fun and entertainment.  To sigin up and for more information, visit www.namiwalks.org/hawaii or email info@namihawaii.org.


Walk Day FAQ

When is the sign-up deadline? You can sign up until the day of the walk at www.namiwalks.org/hawaii, and you can also register at the event, just head to the registration tent when you arrive. Does it cost anything? No, there is no registration fee, but we encourage everyone to raise at least $100. Walkers who meet this goal will get a NAMIWalks t-shirt at the event!


How do I get my event t-shirt? If you have raised $100, you are eligible for an event t-shirt. If you are on a team, your team captain will get your t-shirt coupon for you. If you are walking as an individual, head to the registration tent when you arrive to get your t-shirt coupon.


Where is Sky Gate and where do I park? See the map below – the entrance to the parking garage is marked, along with the route (in blue arrows). Parking is free in any of the metered stalls (no need to feed the meter).  Do not park in the reserved stalls.  The event will be located where the NAMIWalks logo is.

When should I arrive and what should I do when I get there? Registration opens at 8 am and the walk starts at 9 am. If you are with a team, check with your team captain about where you want to meet as a group, and then your team captain can head to the registration tent to collect your t-shirt tickets and walker bags. If you are walking as an individual, head to the registration tent to collect your walker bag and turn in any registration forms or donations you still have. Then enjoy the entertainment until the Walk kicks off at 9 am.

Where are the bathrooms? Bathrooms are located in Honolulu Hale.

Will there be activities for kids? Yes! There will be a keiki zone with a bounce house, Kona Ice and balloon animals by Austin!


Will there be food? Yes,  Kona Ice and Le Crepe Cafe  will be selling treats. Please bring cash. 


What if it rains? We will walk rain or shine, although we expect it to be sunny. 


Will there be prizes? Yes! We will have prizes for the top individual fundraiser, the top fundraising team, and the team with the best t-shirts. We will also be giving away prizes on stage.


What will there be to do? 

NAMIWalks is a  fun filled day for the family and your pets. Honorary guest speaker Roy Sakuma will kick off the walk followed by a light yoga stretch and the 5k walk around downtown. Don’t miss the live performance by Streetlight Cadence, Hawaii’s hottest up and coming young band at 9:30am followed by an aerialist performance by Apo Mahina to the tunes of USMC vet DJ Rayne. There will be a FREE farmer’s market hosted by Fresh BOX Hawaii’s owner, Chef William Chen to the first 50 participants to sign up.  He will be providing the “at home culinary students” with recipe cards they will use to gather their ingredients at his farmer’s market that day then take home to cook. Remington college will be providing FREE massages at the event and Karlel Crowly will be providing samples of doTerra essential oils. There will be a keiki zone with activities, Kona Ice and balloon animals by Austin!


Can I turn in donations after the event? Yes, you may send donations after the event to:NAMI Hawaii, 770 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 613, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

Have more questions? Please email contact@dana-hamilton.com