NAMI Northern Illinois and the NAACP (National Association for Advancement of Colored People) are joining forces to advocate for mental illness awareness in our community. With support from State Representative Maurice West, NAMI and the NAACP will be hosting the 1st annual Ring the Bell, Break the Silence 5k Walk/Run on October 26, 2019.
Cost: $26 for adults (18+), $10 for minors (17 and under)
Register by Sunday, October 13th to receive a free race t-shirt.
Packet Pick Up: Friday, October 25th at Fleet Feet Sports – 1653 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
This 5K Walk/Run will be a great opportunity to show off your speed, set personal bests, or just enjoy a fun day of activity while supporting two great organizations. NAMI Northern Illinois serves Winnebago, Boone, and Stephenson counties. NAMI members are families, friends, professionals, advocates, and people living with mental illness and they provide education, offer support and resources, and advocate for those who need assistance. The NAACP has also been advocating for this cause, especially amongst people of color. Nearly 1 in every 5 adults experience some type of mental illness and of these adults, half are minorities.