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Regional Events Calendar

Regional events
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May 9, 2020: Oak Hill, WV A Walk for Hope, Fayette County Substance Abuse Task Force. This event is meant to raise awareness of Fayette County’s drug epidemic. The goal is to recognize community members who are in recovery, those who have lost the battle to addiction, or those who are ready to start their journey into recovery, as well as reduce stigma around substance use disorders. There will be resources available with information on the different programs offered in WV.

June 23, 2020: Westminster, MD  24th Annual Risky Business Prevention Conference – On the Rise: Navigating Current Trends for Mental Health, Carroll County Department of Social Services. This conference will discuss vaping, current trends in drug use, child sex trafficking, a survivor’s perspective, and developing compassion resilience.

September 12, 2020: Richmond, VA 16th Annual Recovery Fest & BBQ Cookoff, McShin Recovery Resource Foundation. This event will have recovery resources, vendors, food, family activities, music, corn hole, speakers, non-profits, and more! ‘Smokin’ Meat… Not Drugs.’

September 29 2020: Gaithersburg, MD – Race 4 Recovery 5K Run/WalkKnight Foundation. This annual event that is based on providing immediate action to those threatened from addiction and overdose. This run/walk is to promote awareness, break down stigmas associated with addiction, honor those that have been lost, and support those who currently are in the fight. 

October 3, 2020: Frederick, MD 4th Annual Stomp Out Heroin 5K, The Ranch-Bringing Hope to Maryland. Come help fight substance use as a community by participating in the 4th Annual Stomp out Heroin 5k!! This is a family-friendly event and money will go to help those in need receive the treatment that they so desperately need.

October 7, 2020: Baltimore, MD 32nd Annual Suicide Prevention Conference, Maryland Department of Health. This is held each year on the first Wednesday of October. Topics include trauma, ACE, skills building, suicide risk, suicide prevention, telehealth, minority communities, teens, older adults, and many others.


National Alliance on Mental Health. These walks support organizations that host education programs, facilitate support groups, provide mental health trainings, advocate for access to services, and offer a compassionate place to turn for the millions of Americans living with mental illness.

May 2, 2020: Newark, DE – NAMIWalks Delaware. This walk takes place at Glascow Park. Check in starts at 9am.

May 30, 2020: Blue Bell, PA – NAMIWalks Your Way Greater Philadelphia: A Virtual EventWith the safety and health of our community as our top priority, NAMIWalks Greater Philadelphia is going to be a little different this year. With resources for our mental health education, support and advocacy programs needed now more than ever, we are pleased to announce a walk for our times, NAMIWalks Greater Philadelphia Your Way. It’s a virtual walk with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination, the depth of your compassion. We will be joining with other NAMIWalks across the country on May 30th with a united effort to make a difference in the lives of those impacted by mental illness.

May 30, 2020: Baltimore, MD – Virtual NAMIWalks Maryland. Virtual NAMIWalks Maryland means just what it sounds like: virtually anything goes.  You can walk around your block, your garden, or even walk with a wok in your kitchen.  You can self-fundraise while you self-quarantine.  Best of all, you can 5K your way!

September 12, 2020: Gaithersburg, MD – NAMIWalks Montgomery County. This walk takes place at RIO Washington Center. Check in starts at 9am.

October 4, 2020: Monroeville, PA – NAMIWalks Keystone. This walk takes place at Monroeville Community Park West. Check in starts at 9am.

October 24, 2020: Richmond, VA – NAMIWalks Virginia. This walk takes place at Stony Point Fashion Park. Check in starts at 9am.




American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. These events raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.


October 18, 2020: Wilmington, DE – Wilmington DE Walk




September 12, 2020: Woodbine, MD – Carroll County MD Walk

September 20, 2020: Germantown, MD – Montgomery County MD Walk

October 25, 2020: St. Mary’s City, MD – Southern Maryland Walk


September 12, 2020: Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Walk

September 12, 2020: Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh Walk

September 19, 2020: Erie, PA – Erie Walk

September 19, 2020: Carlisle, PA – Carlisle Walk

September 26, 2020: Johnstown, PA – Cambria County Walk

October 4, 2020: Philadelphia, PA – Greater Philadelphia Walk

October 4, 2020: Lewistown, PA – Mifflin-Juniata Walk


September 12, 2020: Virginia Beach, VA – Virginia Beach Walk

September 26, 2020: Suffolk, VA – Suffolk Walk

October 3, 2020: Lynchburg, VA – Lynchburg Walk

October 10, 2020: Stephens City, VA – Stephens City Walk

October 10, 2020: City of Fredericksburg, VA – Greater Fredericksburg Walk

November 7, 2020: Danville, VA – Danville-South Central Walk


September 19, 2020: Princeton, WV – Southern West Virginia Walk

October 17, 2020: Huntington, WV – Huntington WV Walk



May 17, 2020: Magnolia, DE – St. Thomas More Academy Campus Walk


April 23, 2020: Washington, D.C. Gallaudet University Campus Walk


April 4, 2020: Towson, MD – Towson University Campus Walk

April 4, 2020: Baltimore, MD – Johns Hopkins University Campus Walk

April 25, 2020: Baltimore, MD – UMBC Campus Walk

May 3, 2020: College Park, MD – University of Maryland Campus Walk


March 21, 2020: Waynesburg, PA – Waynesburg University Campus Walk

March 28, 2020: Pittsburgh, PA – Duquesne University Campus Walk

April 4, 2020: Bloomsburg, PA – Bloomsburg University of PA Campus Walk

April 4, 2020: Philadelphia, PA – Holy Family University Campus Walk

April 5, 2020: Schnecksville, PA – Lehigh Carbon Community College Campus Walk

April 18, 2020: Huntingdon Valley, PA – Lower Moreland/Bryn Athyn Campus Walk

April 19, 2020: Scranton, PA – Marywood University Campus Walk

April 19, 2020: Pittsburgh, PA – Chatham University Campus Walk

April 25, 2020: Allentown, PA – Cedar Crest College/DeSales University Campus Walk

April 25, 2020: West Mifflin, PA – Community College of Allegheny County Campus Walk

April 25, 2020: Slippery Rock, PA – Slippery Rock University Campus Walk

April 26, 2020: Kutztown, PA – Kutztown University Campus Walk


March 21, 2020: Winchester, VA – Shenandoah University Campus Walk

March 21, 2020: Blacksburg, VA – Virginia Tech Campus Walk

March 21, 2020: Winchester, VA – University of Virginia Campus Walk

March 28, 2020: Alexandria, VA – West Potomac High School Campus Walk

April 11, 2020: Williamsburg, VA – College of William & Mary Campus Walk

April 19, 2020: Newport News, VA – Christopher Newport University Campus Walk

April 25, 2020: Fairfax, VA – George Mason University Campus Walk

May 2, 2020: Amelia Court House, VA – Amelia Schools Campus Walk


April 18, 2020: Morgantown, WV – West Virginia University Campus Walk


June 20-21, 2020: New York City, NY – Overnight Walk