[COLUMBIA , S.C.] Collins & Lacy, P.C. was pleased to take part in the first NAMIWALKS to be held in Columbia, South Carolina for the National Alliance on Mental Illness on Saturday, April 19th.
Together with friends and family, Collins & Lacy firm members participated in the 5K walk that was held at the West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheatre. NAMI is an organization committed to raising awareness of mental health issues across the country and hopes that by sponsoring the walk in Columbia, NAMI will also raise awareness in the South Carolina communities. There were 52 sponsors, 75 teams, and more than 800 walkers in the event. Collectively, NAMI raised almost $113,000. All of the proceeds from the NAMIWALKS will be used to fund NAMI’s programs, which include support, education, advocacy and the encouragement of research involving mental illnesses.
“We were pleased to be a part of this inaugural walk to help raise awareness in our community about mental illness,” offered Eddie Sullivan, the firm’s NAMIWALKS Chairperson.