Rogers shows strong attendance at NAMI Walks this fall10/14/17 03:01:pm
Rogers employees were out in full force for several NAMI Walks events in September and October, helping to raise several thousand dollars for mental health awareness, education, and advocacy.
Through the two months, Rogers teams participated in walks in Waukesha, Brown County, Minneapolis, Cook County, and Madison. The NAMI Cook County Walk, held in Evanston, was especially successful for Team Rogers, which surpassed its funding goal of $1,000 with a final total of $2,330 raised. Tama’ra Reed, experiential therapist at Rogers–Oconomowoc, served as team captain for Milwaukee-area walks and said she hoped to see even more participation in the future.
“In all of our positions here at Rogers, we have all had patients who have needed additional funding, education, or just support groups—and NAMI provides these at no cost because of us raising funds for the cause to reduce stigma,” Tama’ra says.
Rogers also attended similar walks for mental health, such as the National Eating Disorder Walk in Madison. Brad Smith, MD, medical director of Eating Disorder Services at Rogers, delivered the keynote address, “Building Resilience for Recovery.”
Additional NAMI Walks are scheduled throughout the US through November, and then again starting in April. Keep an eye out for more events near various Rogers locations!