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NAMIWalks fundraiser

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

NAMIWalks is a nationwide fundraising and mental health awareness program that is being held in more than 84 communities around the country in 2013, including right here in Cleveland.

19 Action News Reporter Danielle Serino is the News Media Chairperson of the organization.

NAMIWalks will hold its event on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Voinovich Park in Cleveland, Ohio.

It is expected that these walks will raise approximately 10 million dollars in 2013, so NAMI can offer more support and services to the hundreds of individuals and families across the country affected by serious mental illness.

All the funds collected by walkers will be used to fund NAMI's programs here in Cuyahoga County.  These programs include support, education, research and advocacy involving schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression), major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and severe anxiety disorders.

NAMIWalks is a rain or shine event.

There is a wide-range of corporate sponsorship opportunities available to local companies and businesses relating to the walk.  Anyone interested in information on sponsorship should contact Bridget Murphy at bmurphy@namicleveland.org or at the NAMI Greater Cleveland office at 216-875-7776.

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