NAMI Walkers Support Mental Illness

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- Several walkers and runners hit the streets in Gage Park for a good cause.

The Shawnee Heights High School "thundercussion" band brought the tunes as walkers and runners crossed the finish line for the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) 11th Annual Walk entitled "Changing Minds One Step At A Time."

Starting at 11 Saturday morning, nearly 300 walkers started at the amphitheater behind Westlake Shelterhouse in Gage Park and completed 2 miles to support individuals living with mental illness.

Participants also hope to raise awareness and provide resources for treatment.