NAMI Northern Virginia Annual Walk for Mental Health

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Team Ambessa

Join Us in Advocating for Mental Health Resources!

Mental illness does not discriminate. It affects all of us and each of us, whether we have dealt with our own struggles or have loved ones who live with mental illnesses. Join us in building awareness, sharing stories, and raising money for an organization that provides resources for so many across the country. The mental health industry is severely underfunded and hard to navigate. Organizations like NAMI fill a very necessary gap by providing resources like support groups, hotlines, activities, and resource lists on the local and national level! 

Our team is Team Ambessa! We chose this name for many reasons. In Amharic, as some of you know, ambessa means lion, but is also used to call someone strong, or refer to someone who rises above, who you are proud of, who is resilient. This is the spirit we are evoking during this walk, in honor of ourselves and our loved ones that are living with mental illness everyday. 

You can make a difference by donating to any of our team members or by joining us as we walk! Together, with your support, we can take one step towards changing ourselves and changing this world!


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Our Goal
$3,500.00 USD
$3,305.99 USD
Honour Roll

  • Mehari Ghebremicael
    $250.00 USD
  • Maron Alemu
    $100.00 USD
  • Ribka Getachew
    $100.00 USD
  • Salina Sabri
    $100.00 USD
  • Henone Girma
    $70.00 USD
  • Roman Asmerom
    $50.00 USD
  • Saron Sisay
    $50.00 USD
  • Carolyn O’Connor
    $25.00 USD
  • Aelaf Worku
  • Alicia Darnell
  • Alisha Cherian
  • Azeb Tefera
  • Bethlehem Sisay
  • Bijan Darko
  • Danielle Twum
  • Gete Solomon
  • Herma Gebru
  • Jessic Young
  • Kaylen Jones
  • Laura Riker
  • Mara Kravitz
  • Mussie Ugbit
  • Rebecca Tesfaye
  • Regina Appolon
  • Roi Reid
  • Ruth Tesfaye
  • Shanaye Carvajal
  • Sherry Tamrat
  • Sophia Zeinu
  • Tsegaye Assefa
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