An early arrival ready to 'walk the walk' 1 of 20Alesia, Gwen and Deanna 2 of 20Pete and Joyce 3 of 20Cochise County Sherriff Mark Dannels and Assistant J. Jones 4 of 20You have to register to take the walk ! 5 of 20The Tag Team for identification and recognition. 6 of 20Event shits to keep one covered 7 of 20Joyce and Phyllis 8 of 20Food the sustenance for sustaining one's stride and stamina for the walk ahead. 9 of 20McDonald's Yogurt 10 of 20Dwight 11 of 20Just zoom along step with the lead Zumba master. 12 of 20Zumba dancing to get warmed up for the main event. 13 of 20Next, hands up ! 14 of 20Hey, I can do that ! 15 of 20Let the NAMI walk begin ! 16 of 20And they're off and running....or walking that is. 17 of 20Out onto Fry Boulevard with Police Escort for protection… 18 of 20The Multi Raffle Pool 19 of 20Team "Stigma Stompers" 20 of 20
Registration table at the 2013 March for Mental Health. (Peter Feldmann) 1 of 23The 2013 March for Mental Health started at 8 a.m. at Apache Middle School in Sierra Vista. (Peter Feldmann) 2 of 23The group from Wellness Connections was out front with a big banner. (Peter Feldmann) 3 of 23Participants marched in the event to raise awareness and money. (Peter Feldmann) 4 of 23The Cochise County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff's Assist team provided assistance at the 2013 March for Mental Health. (Peter Feldmann) 5 of 23NAMI SEAZ Program Director Phyllis Getz. (Peter Feldmann) 6 of 232013 co-chair Dana Cole, a local reporter, and NAMI SEAZ Program Director Phyllis Getz. (Peter Feldmann) 7 of 23The talented Frank Groppo was the MC for the second annual event. (Peter Feldmann) 8 of 23Shea Saucedo from Congressman Ron Barber's office read a proclamation. (Peter Feldmann) 9 of 23Congressman Ron Barber's office was represented by Shea Saucedo. (Peter Feldmann) 10 of 23Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller spoke about the importance of supporting mental health programs in the local community. (Peter Feldmann) 11 of 23Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels was co-chair of the 2013 March for Mental Health. (Peter Feldmann) 12 of 23Reporter Dana Cole was co-chair of the 2013 March for Mental Health. (Peter Feldmann) 13 of 23Dana Cole of the Benson News-Sun and Herald/Review spoke at the event. (Peter Feldmann) 14 of 23Cochise County Recorder Christine Rhodes voices her support at the 2013 March for Mental Health. (Peter Feldmann) 15 of 23Christine Rhodes, Cochise County Recorder, says a few words. (Peter Feldmann) 16 of 23NAMI SEAZ Program Director Phyllis Getz grabs a quick snack and checks in on volunteers. (Peter Feldmann) 17 of 23Deanna Bellinger was videographer of the 2013 march. (Peter Feldmann) 18 of 23Volunteers handed out t-shirts to those who raised $50 or more. (Peter Feldmann) 19 of 23Kids had fun at the family-friendly event. (Peter Feldmann) 20 of 23A NAMI supporter has fun clowning around. (Peter Feldmann) 21 of 23Linda Coe sells raffle tickets. (Peter Feldmann) 22 of 23Phyllis Getz, Frank Groppo, and Eric Harris announced the raffle winners. (Peter Feldmann) 23 of 23
2013 Kickoff Event
Images from the March for Mental Health Kickoff Event at the Sierra Vista Library. The kickoff was held March 12.
Frank Groppo was the musical host for the evening. 1 of 9Alice Joiner the NAMI SEAZ Board President. 2 of 9Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels is one of the co-chairs for the 2013 march. 3 of 9Raffles were held. 4 of 9Everyone enjoyed a pizza party as the march organizers talked about how the community can participate. 5 of 9A large crowd from Yuma attended the event. 6 of 9Program Director Phyllis Getz and a helper. 7 of 9Scott Rein was the chairperson for the kickoff event. 8 of 9Eric Harris and Lynanne Gelinas show attendees how they can create a team on the march website. 9 of 9
March for Mental Health 2012Our first annual event was held on May 5th 2012 at Apache Middle School.
NAMI Southeastern Arizona supporters participate in a fundraiser for mental health. 1 of 4We march because it is fun! 2 of 4We March because the economic cost of untreated mental illness in the U.S. is more than $100 billion each year. 3 of 4We March because fewer than one half of children, and one-third of adults with a diagnosable mental disorder receive needed mental health treatment in a given year. 4 of 4