Become a Sponsor

The 2017 Walk a Mile in My Shoes is an event like no other bringing awareness to mental health issues and Ozark Guidance!  It's a SALE of new and nearly new shoes, handbags, accessories, and more, a RACE (5K/1M family fun walk), with a VIP Presale PARTY the night before.

Why should I support Walk a Mile in My Shoes?

  • 1 in 5 adults, adolescents, and children can have mental health disorders that interfere with the way they think, feel, and act.
    • Northwest Arkansas now has a population of more than 500,000.  Potentially 100,000 NWA residents could need mental health services at some point, but many will go untreated due to knowledge, stigma, or funding.
  • Untreated mental health disorders can be very costly to families, communities, and the health care system.  
  • When untreated, mental health disorders can lead to school and work failure, family conflicts, drug abuse, violence, and even suicide. 
    • Last year there were more than 500 reported suicides in Arkansas (16th in nation).
  • Ozark Guidance is the nonprofit community based mental health provider serving Washington, Benton, Madison, and Carroll Counties in Arkansas.  
    • Annually, Ozark Guidance provides quality, compassionate mental health service to nearly 10,000 adults, children, and families.   
 

When we think about cancer or heart disease, we don’t wait years to treat them.  We begin with awareness, education, and prevention.  So why don’t we do the same for individuals dealing with mental health problems? Mental illnesses are real disorders with real treatments but too few people receive optimal care.  It’s time to change the conversation.
 
 
BECOME A WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES SPONSOR TODAY
SPONSOR OF HOPE $10,000
  • Recognition in any Walk a Mile materials and promotion 
  • Top logo placement in event marketing
  • Verbal recognition during events
  • Inclusion in thank you advertising
  • 12 tickets to the VIP Presale Party
    • 4 reserved event cocktail tables with signage
  • 6 5K Race Entries
  • 6 Family Fun Walk Entries
  • 6 Ozark Guidance Advocate Memberships
 
SPONSOR OF CHANGE $5000
  • Prominent logo placement in any Walk a Mile materials and promotion
  • Verbal recognition during events
  • Inclusion in thank you advertising
  • 10 tickets to the VIP Presale Party
  • 3 reserved event cocktail tables with signage
  • 5 5K Race Entries
  • 5 Family Fun Walk Entries
  • 5 Ozark Guidance Advocate Memberships
SPONSOR OF HEALING $2500
  • Sponsor of a Walk a Mile activity (mental health awareness component, 
  • Logo placement in any Walk a Mile event-based materials and promotion 
  • Verbal recognition during events
  • Inclusion in thank you advertising
  • 8 tickets to the VIP Presale Party
    • 2 reserved event cocktail tables with signage
  • 4 5K Race Entries
  • 4 Family Fun Walk Entries
  • 4 Ozark Guidance Advocate Memberships
 
SPONSOR OF COMPASSION $1000
  • Recognition in any Walk a Mile event-based materials and promotion 
  • Inclusion in thank you advertising
  • 6 tickets to the VIP Presale Party
    • 1 reserved event cocktail table with signage
  • 3 5K Race Entry
  • 3 Family Fun Walk Entry
  • 3 Ozark Guidance Advocate Memberships
 
ADVOCATE $500

  • Recognition in any Walk a Mile event-based materials and promotion 
  • Inclusion in thank you advertising
  • 2 tickets to the VIP Presale Party
  • 2 5K Race or Family Fun Walk Entries
  • 2 Ozark Guidance Advocate Memberships