Occupational Therapy students and alumni walk to raise money for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

On Saturday, May 9, 2009, Steinhardt Occupational Therapy students and alumni joined a New York City team of occupational therapists for a NAMI Walks.

The goal of the walk was to fight the stigma of mental illness and raise money for educational support of NAMI’s programs.

Clad in their student-designed purple NYU OT NAMI Walks t-shirts, the Steinhardt OT group began their fundraising expedition at the South Street Seaport and walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and back again, joining occupational therapists from the greater New York area.   This year’s walked raised more than $300,000.