NAMIWalks Acadiana

Sincere thanks to all who have donated and/or walked with us bringing awareness to mental health in previous years. We are heading into our 18th year for NAMIWalks!!!

NAMIWalks Acadiana is NAMI Acadiana’s major annual stigma-busting, awareness & fund raising 5K (3.2mi) Walk event held in Lafayette since 2007. We are part of the NAMI National Day of Hope with other NAMIWalks across the country. Funds raised here stay in Acadiana! This event is held during or near Mental Illness Awareness Week, the first full week in October. Other NAMIWalks in LA and across the country are also held in the Fall. This year’s event will be October 5, 2024.

NAMIWalks Acadiana’s website opens in early Spring for all to join in on this great event when hundreds gather on Walk Day to support the same cause – mental health!!! Please consider registering or joining a team and making a donation to help us fulfill our mission of building better lives for individuals and families affected by mental illness. Stay tuned to email blasts & NAMIWalks Acadiana’s Facebook page for more information on what’s happening.

Please join those who want to FIGHT STIGMA & bring awareness to mental health at NAMIWalks Acadiana by registering a team, joining a team or register individually for Mental Health for All! You can walk as little or as much as you choose! You can also donate to yourself, donate to a registered team member or registered individual. Please join us as we improve lives and our communities one step at a time.

NAMI Acadiana is mostly funded by public donations. Donations made through this annual fundraiser allow us to continue our FREE programs and services for the coming year.

Donations can be made online by going  to and donate what you can as you register or donate to support a participant. Cash or check donations can be brought on Walk Day or mailed to P.O. Box 51903, Lafayette, LA 70505.

Please reach out to family, friends and co-workers to let them know we need their help to meet our mission of building better lives for all individuals, families and our community affected by mental illness. Can you raise or donate at least $10. Ask 10 people for $1.00! or raise $100 asking 10 people for $10? Participants who raise $100 or more will get the official NAMIWalks Acadiana t-shirt of the year.

Sponsorships are welcome and needed! Thank you to our sponsors who have partnered with us in the past. Sponsors will be recognized on our Walk website and Walk communications and Walk Day signage. If you signed up early enough, you will be on our Walk brochure, posters,flyers, Walk Day signage and possibly on our t-shirts if sponsorship commitment made before screen printing done. You can register as a sponsor online or contact Rose Seach at or 337-288-0744 for more information.

**Donations are accepted for NAMIWalks AFTER WALK DAY throughout November. 



Register to Walk, join a team, form a team or donate by Clicking Here





Saturday, October 7, 2023

5K or YOU chose

Teurlings Catholic High



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NAMIWalks 2023 October 7th!