Together we can bust the stigma of mental illness!

Saturday, October 4 from 1-4 p.m. at Pear Blossom ParkNAMI March4Hope 01

NAMI of Southern Oregon Board of Directors proudly hosts its Third Annual March4Hope

NAMI SO (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southern Oregon) aims to bring understanding to mental health issues, stomp out mental health stigma and raise money to educate, support, and advocate for mental health!
Medford, Oregon – Southern Oregonians from Jackson and Josephine Counties gather for music, marching and motivation!


Special Guests:

  • Stacy Brusker
  • Scott Leverette
  • Judge Pat Wolke
  • Gary Halliburton
  • Sheriff Corey Falls
  • The Garoutte Family
  • Bagpiper Robert Johnson

“We are excited for the opportunity to grow awareness and advocacy for those in our community living with mental illness and the families who love and support them. Our March4Hope solely benefits the people of southern Oregon through offering National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) signature programs, which include support groups, education courses and advocacy outreach,” emphasized Andra Hollenbeck, President of NAMI of Southern Oregon.

“We hope to build on last year’s success and raise $8,000 this year! ALL proceeds from the March4Hope STAY here in the Rogue Valley to fund NAMI-SO programs in both Jackson and Josephine County,” added Hollenbeck.
NAMI-SO is proud to welcome Stacy Brubaker of Jackson County Mental Health, Judge Pat Wolke of Josephine County, Sheriff Corey Falls of Jackson County and community leaders who will address the crowd about current changes in mental health treatment and new services in southern Oregon.

Come enjoy inspiring music from local entertainers followed by a rousing march through downtown Medford, led by renowned bagpiper Robert Johnson.

“NAMI of Southern Oregon members are all volunteers whose mission is to provide support and advocacy for people with serious mental and emotional illnesses and their families,” said Andra Hollenbeck. “The goals of our March4Hope are to increase advocacy, fight stigma and raise money to promote our mission and increase public awareness and support of these conditions.”


Anyone wishing to receive more information, register or become a sponsor may contact Andra Hollenbeck at 541-601-6421, Andy Draper at 541-613-0830 or

Registration and marching are free; participants will solicit donations to benefit NAMI-SO signature programs, which are ALL free to our community. Those who donate $25 or more will receive a March4Hope t-shirt.

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Some of NAMI SO’s Loyal Sponsors:

  • Asante
  • Jackson County Mental Health
  • Options of Southern Oregon
  • Jeff Golden & Immense Possibilities
  • United Way of Southern Oregon
  • Rogue Valley Zipline Adventure
  • Guitar Center
  • Click Creative
  • Dusty’s Transmissions
  • Scott’s Rocks