Organizational meeting March 10 for NAMI Walk

Posted Online: Feb. 26, 2014, 2:02 pm
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Press release submitted by Angela J. Gallagher.

DAVENPORT -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk will step forward Saturday, Sept. 13, at Centennial Park, Davenport, to raise public awareness about mental illness.
An organizational meeting will be held 6 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley office, 1706 Brady Street, Suite 101, Davenport. Corporations, labor, civic, faith and social groups are encouraged to form walk teams. For further information, please contact Shari Baker at or 563-322-8870.
The walk is sponsored by the Greater Mississippi Valley affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the walks help raise funds for free family education classes and support groups for individuals and families living with serious mental illnesses. This is the 11th year for NAMIWalk in the Quad Cities area.


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