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2019 Walk For Mental Health

We are delighted to announce that the Walk for Mental Health has been given the RunRepeat Approved Award to recognize the Walk as a dog-friendly event that gives back to the community. Events are selected for this award which are deemed fun, unique, or outstanding and work to make an impact in the local area. For more information, please visit:

Speaking of dog-friendly, the Dog Walk portion of the Walk for Mental Health will begin at 10:30 a.m. next Saturday the 18th at Smith Park. Bring your pup and walk with us to raise awareness about accessible mental health care services and programs in the Roanoke Valley!


We are thrilled to announce that all week long, Kroger is donating all of the tips received at their growler bar to the Walk for Mental Health! So grab a friend and head to this beautiful Kroger store at 4404 Brambleton Avenue in Roanoke and purchase a drink or two to support our wonderful event!

The 15th Annual Walk for Mental Health raises funds to educate, advocate, and provide direct community services to ensure that the children and adults of the Roanoke Valley receive the mental health care they deserve and need. Access to mental health care continues to be a major need in the Roanoke Valley. According to the 2018 Roanoke Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), 31.3% of respondents claim that mental health care is the greatest health concern in our region.



Event details and schedule
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Location: Smith Park
1611 Wiley Drive, SW, Roanoke, VA  24016

Parking will be available on the Ramada side of the park.

Registration: 9:00 AM

Speed Walk Begins: 10:00AM

Walk Begins: 10:15AM

Dog Walk Begins: 10:30AM

Every walker who raises money receives a T-shirt!