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2017 NAMI CCNS WALKS RUNS

Sponsor NAMICCNS 5k Walks & Runs! Sunday September 24, 2017

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Sponsor and donate HERE!

Register to walk/run HERE!

 

Sponsorship Letter:

It may surprise you to learn that an average of one of every five of the employees at your company/organization will experience a mental health disorder each year.  In fact, the World Health Organization reports that mental illness is the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide.  Most people will struggle with mental illness at some point in their lifetime, either personally or through a close family member or friend. Unfortunately, despite the amount of people struggling with mental health related issues, the concept of mental illness is constantly stigmatized, avoided, and disregarded. As a result, those struggling with mental illness do not always receive the resources, support, and advocacy they need and deserve. NAMI CCNS is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with mental illness and those who love and care for them to provide just that.

On Sunday, September 24, 2017,(Evanston/Northwestern lakefront 5k walk/run) you have the opportunity to help by participating in our national walk/run. The goal is to raise both money and awareness. The proceeds from the 2017 WALK/RUN including money raised through corporate sponsorship will be used by NAMI CCNS in the following ways:

  • To provide support to people with mental illness and to their families
  • To educate families and those who have a mental illness
  • To advocate for nondiscriminatory and equitable policies at the federal, state, and local level and in the private sector
  • To advocate for improved opportunities for housing, rehabilitation, and meaningful jobs
  • To support research into the causes, systems and treatments of brain disorders
  • To support public education programs designed to help eliminate the pervasive stigma surrounding severe mental illness

We urge your organization to sponsor our Walk/RUN not just because of the visibility we can offer, but also because of the support and education NAMI CCNS provides for our community at large at no cost.  With WALK/RUN funding, we hold support groups for those with severe mental illness and their families, teach classes to educate family members, police, and social workers about mental illness, and empower those with severe mental illness to educate the community.

Won’t you please help us meet the many needs of those with mental illness and their families by becoming a Walk sponsor?  NAMI CCNS is requesting a sponsorship for our walk/run 2017.  If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at or at 847-716-2252 or susanockerlund.namiccns@gmail.com

Thank you in advance for your support.

Sincerely,

Susan Ockerlund
Development Director NAMI CCNS

 

2017 NAMI CCNS Spring Gala

2017 NAMI CCNS Spring GALA! Save the Date!!

Thank you for your interest in NAMI CCNS’ Spring 2017 Gala. Take a look at our gallery of photos from the event on our Facebook page!

 

*Click here to buy 2017 Spring Gala tickets from NAMI CCNS!

* Click below to download printable PDF forms and support our Spring Gala *

*Click here to download the Response Card PDF*

* Note: Please respond by April 10th *
2017 NAMI CCNS SPRING GALA

*Click to print our 2017 Spring Gala press release about“The Race to Grace,” Saturday April 22, 2017 at the Glen View Club

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Click above for our Sponsorship form!

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Click above for our Auction Donation form!

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Click above to advertise in our Gala program book!

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Click above to download the Save the Date postcard

 

 

2017 NAMI CCNS SPRING GALA

* 2017 NAMI CCNS Spring Gala – April 22 *

Thank you for your interest in NAMI CCNS’ Spring 2017 Gala. Take a look at our gallery of photos from the event on our Facebook page!

 

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Click above to download the Save the Date postcard
*Click here to download the Response Card PDF*

* Note: Please respond by April 10th *
2017 NAMI CCNS SPRING GALA

* Click below to download printable PDF forms and support our Spring Gala! *

*Click to print our 2017 Spring Gala press release about“The Race to Grace,” Saturday April 22, 2017 at the Glen View Club

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Click above for our Sponsorship form!

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Click above for our Auction Donation form!

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Click above to advertise in our Gala program book!

 

Invitation to our 2017 NAMI CCNS Spring Gala! – Click here for PDF 

2017 GALA namiccns map

* Directions to The Glen View Club 100 Golf Road, Golf,IL.

Going South Via Eden’s Expressway (I-94)

41 turns into 94 – Eden’s
Proceed South, Exit Old Orchard Road
Turn Right (West) onto Old Orchard Road
Proceed to the Stop Light at Harms Road
Turn Left (South) onto Harms Road
Proceed to the next Stop Light at Golf Road
Turn Right (West) onto Golf Road
The 1st Stop Light is the Entrance to the Club
Turn Right

Going South Via Tri-State Tollway (I-294)
(From Northern Suburbs)

Exit Golf Road, Turn Left (East) onto Golf Road
Continue on Golf Road to 2nd Stop Light after Waukegan Road
Turn Left into Club Entrance

O’Hare to Glen View Club

Take I-90 East to 294 North (towards Milwaukee)
Exit at Dempster Street East
Proceed East on Dempster Street to Waukegan Road
Turn Left (North) onto Waukegan Road
Proceed to Golf Road
Turn Right (East) onto Golf Road
The 2nd Stop Light is the Entrance to the Club
Turn Left


From Downtown

90/94 West, Follow 94 (towards Milwaukee)
Exit Dempster Street West
Continue to First Stop Light, Central Street
Turn Right (North) onto Central Street
Proceed to Golf Road
Turn Left (West) onto Golf Road
The 1st Stop Light is the Entrance to the Club
Turn Right

Going North Via Tri-State Tollway (I-294)
(From Southern Suburbs)

Exit Dempster Street East
Continue on Dempster Street to Waukegan Road
Turn Left (North) onto Waukegan Road
Proceed to Golf Road
Turn Right (East) onto Golf Road
The 2nd Stop Light is the Entrance to the Club
Turn Left

NAMI CCNS Overview of services

NAMI CCNS Officers, Directors, Board members, and Staff

Dear Friends of NAMI CCNS.. our annual appeal letter, we need your help.

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Affiliated with NAMI
and NAMI Illinois
Officers & Board of DirectorsCo-Presidents
John Schladweiler
Patricia RodbroExecutive Director
Nancy CarstedtRecording Secretary
Laura CooperTreasurer
Jim Jorgensen

Immediate
Past President
Sandra Shovers

Frieda Ankin
Richard DeCleene
Chris Dee
Maun Dee
Jane Denten
Nathaniel Ekman
Ann George
Judy Graff
Candice Hughes
Jennifer Hull
Angelo Milazzo
Tina Nelson
Frank Saracco
Julie Savastio
Tracey Vicari
Margaret Cook Winker

Sustainers Board
James Brodnicki
Steve Colton
Joan DeCleene
Jennifer Bishop Jenkins
Brenda Jordan
Seemin Khan, MD
Susan Kuhn
Sally Mann
Vi Orr

Advisory Board
Dan Greenberger
Fred Miller, M.D.
Micki Moran, J.D.
Ray Savastio, R.Ph.
Susan Shimon
Robert Shulman, M.D.

Associate Board
Matt DeFano
Jessica Bridgewater
Patricia Caine
Richard Duncan
Nathaniel Ekman
Steven Galanis
Jessica Gottlieb
Melissa Gustafson
Tucker Hale
Theresa Herring
Josh Kaplan
Josh Markowitz
Christina Rinozzi
Kip Parick Russell
CJ Walton

November 18, 2016

Dear Friend of NAMI Cook County North Suburban,

In 2005, Joan and Dick DeCleene faced every parent’s worst nightmare.  Their son, Mark, took his own life.  Mark had been dealing with bipolar disorder since 1998, when he started college.  Sadly, love, support and treatment were not enough to help Mark live with his mental illness, and he became one of the many people with mental illness who commit suicide.

While one in five Americans lives with a mental health condition, few seem to pay attention until a tragedy.  Even though most people who have a mental health condition live whole and healthy lives, the stigma against mental illness is pervasive, harmful and simply unfair. 

Joan said that after losing Mark, she and Dick found support from organizations that helped people who had lost a child, or had lost someone they loved to suicide.  “But I kept thinking about NAMI.”

Thirty years ago, Joan and her mother turned to NAMI when her brother was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.  He lived for years with her parents, in recovery.  The binder Joan used in her first NAMI family education course was still on her shelf when Mark was diagnosed.  “I turned to it again and again,” she said.

Joan decided to volunteer for NAMI Cook County North Suburban.  “I wanted to help people who cared for someone with a mental illness,” she said.  “Those were my people.”  She served on the NAMI CCNS Board, taught Family to Family, and today is the Volunteer Coordinator.  Today, Dick serves on the Board.

Together, Joan and Dick decided to share the loss of their son with others to help change how people think about and live with mental illness.  We admire their courage and are so grateful for all they do to help the families who turn to us.

NAMI CCNS makes the journey of living with mental illness easier through its education programs, support groups and advocacy.

Please give as generously as you can to NAMI Cook County North Suburban.  We have made life better for thousands of people who have had the courage to seek our help and support.  With your generous donation, we can do even more.  Thank you.

 

Nancy Carstedt
Executive Director
Pat Rodbro
Co-President
John Schladweiler
Co-President

 

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NAMI­ Cook County North Suburban
●     8324 Skokie Blvd.
●    Skokie, IL 60077

Office:  847-716-2252
●   Response Line:  847-716-2252
●   Website: www.namiccns.org
●   Email: admin@namiccns.org

NAMI CCNS is a 501(c)3 organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. Gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Please consult your tax advisor and keep written acknowledgments of donations for your tax records.

P.S.  Please consider making a gift to our Tree of Life.  Your larger gift will make a lasting difference.

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