In 2015, I ran my first Marathon and raised funds for NAMI-NYC. Even though that year I got a bib in the lottery, I wanted to partner with NAMI-NYC to raise awareness and funds in my community. My connection with NAMI-NYC goes back over 20 years. I was in high school when my oldest brother was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. His wonderful psychiatrist suggested our family look into NAMI-NYC. NAMI-NYC taught our family a lot and we have been involved with NAMIWalks over the years.