TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Mental Illness Awareness week begins October 6, and the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is looking for advocates.
On October 13, they're putting on the NAMI Fall Classic Two & Four Mile Walk/Run for Mental Illness Advocacy. This chip timed race will be offered in both two and four mile distances at the Lafayette Municipal Golf Course in McAllister Park in Lafayette. Jack Warner of NAMI says the course will cover both blacktop and grass areas.
It costs 20 dollars per person, and kids ten and under get in for free. You can either register on site starting at noon on October 13 or register online.
NAMI focuses on providing advocacy, support and education for those with mental illness and their families. NAMI's Ken Ritchey says it's important to provide support for those with mental illness in your own community since it reaches so many people. He says one in four people have a mental illness of some sort.
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