DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University women’s basketball head coach Joanne P. McCallie along with Blue Devil student-athletes will participate in the 17th Annual NAMI North Carolina Walk May 18, which will benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It will take place at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh.
Check-in and family-friendly entertainment, including face-painting and music and dancing, will begin at 9:30 a.m. McCallie, who will serve as the walk chair, along with selected Duke women’s basketball team members and staff will lead the step-off for the 5K walk at 10:30 a.m. Patrons can enjoy a free hot dog roast starting at 11:30 a.m. Duke student-athletes are expected to do a question and answer session with the children following the walk.
Proceeds from the event are channeled into NAMI North Carolina’s mission “to provide support, education, advocacy, and public awareness so that all affected by mental illness can build better lives.” The organization provides crucial statewide educational programs and support services for people with mental illness and their loved ones, advocacy for individuals with mental illness, and a help line for anyone in need of mental health assistance.
The Walk will be held rain or shine, and will be on parts of the Rocky Branch Greenway Trail, between South Saunders Street and Boylan Avenue. To register as an individual walker or to form a team and/or to find information regarding volunteer opportunities and sponsorship, please email email@example.com or visit namiwalks.org/northcarolina.