Centennial

Walking with a purpose

Chris Rotar
Some participants in the NAMI Walk on May 17 at Centennial Center Park brought the little ones along for a stroll.
Chris Rotar
Before the NAMI Walk on May 17, Armed Forces Day, members of the military were recognized for their service.
Chris Rotar
Many participants in the NAMI Walk on May 17 in Centennial brought their dogs along for a little exercise.
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Chris Rotar
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About 1,000 people walked for a cause at Centennial Center Park on May 17. The 2014 Colorado NAMIWalk raised more than $150,000 to help raise awareness and fight stigma about mental illness.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness holds similar events throughout the country. The purpose of the walk is to show “you are not alone in dealing with mental illness,” said NAMI Colorado executive director Scott Glaser.

The walking course of roughly a mile was traversed by men, women, children and dogs, and some opted to go around more than once on the sunny, 70-degree morning.