Our purpose with events like NAMIWalks is to raise the funds needed to educate people and change minds,and to increase visibility and awareness in our community. I can’t wait for the chance to walk again.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 30, 2013
NAMIWalks is an awareness raising program of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one of the largest mental health advocacy organizations in the country. NAMI sponsors walks throughout the nation, and this year celebrated 11 years of NAMIWalks. The event in St. Louis exceeded the stated fund raising goal.
Boost Software sponsored Angela in this year’s walk, and she raised the highest amount of her ten member team. Angela walks in support of her mother who was recently diagnosed with a mental illness. She is outspoken against the stigma often attached to those struggling with such illnesses, which she has experienced at firsthand.
“Participating in this year’s walk was so much fun, and I’ve met such great people. It’s refreshing to see people demonstrate such compassion for those suffering from mental illness" Angela said.
"NAMI is a great organization, and they do a lot to help people like my mother, people suffering from bipolar depression or schizophrenia or other illnesses. So many people misunderstand these illnesses and form preconceived notions which can be very hurtful and can complicate the treatment process. Our purpose with events like NAMIWalks is to raise the funds needed to educate people and change minds,and to increase visibility and awareness in our community. I can’t wait for the chance to walk again.”
Boost Software is one of the fastest growing software companies in the U.S. due to the success of its flagship product PC HealthBoost, which optimizes computer performance. In a statement Boost Software said “We’re proud of Angela and her team and of everyone who participated in NAMIWalks in St. Louis and glad we were able to contribute. These are great people supporting a worthy cause.”
For more information visit Angela’s team page, http://namiwalks.org. We are always looking for advertising and partnership opportunities and anyone wanting to meet with us may reach using the contact us link provided.
Boost Software, INC
Erin Walsh, Director of Public Relations
75 Arlington St. Suite 500
Boston, MA 02116