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Sunday, July 23, 2017 NAMI CCNS Fundraiser – Let’s Go Cubs Event!!

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Let’s Go Cubs Event!

Sunday, July 23, 2017  –  NAMI CCNS FUNDRAISER

Join us for the Cubs vs the Cardinals nationally televised game.

We will start the game activities at 5 pm in the Cubby Bear,

PRIVATE ROOM, 2nd floor overlooking the Cubs Marquee.

All the ball park food and beer for you and your guests to enjoy!

50/50 raffle for patrons in the Cubby Bear – winners need to be present.

Then take your seats in the NAMI CCNS section at 7pm.

Don’t forget to visit our executive director, Nancy Carstedt, Cubs usher!

This is a first come first serve event!

For your ticket purchase of $175 for this fundraiser, call the office at 847-716-2252 or email Sue at

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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

Thank you in advance for your support.


Susan Ockerlund
Development Director NAMI CCNS




NAMI Run and Walk! September 18, 2016 Washington School in Park Ridge, IL

Check out Race Results here:


7am check in for both Run and Walk
8am – start time for the Run
8:15 – start time for the Walk

NAMIWalks/Runs Cook County North Suburban About NAMI Located in Skokie, Illinois, NAMI Cook County North Suburban and its dedicated volunteers work together to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy and support group programs at no cost for people in our community living with mental illness and their loved ones. NAMI CCNS is a nonprofit, grassroots organization that addresses the mental health needs of our community, replaces stigma with understanding and helps thousands of families and individuals each year.

Become a sponsor:

Join our walk or donate now:




George Washington Elementary School 1500 Stewart Ave. Parkridge, IL 60068

With 8 days till we walk we are only 50% of the way to our goal! 


WALK/RUN Route Map

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Aug, 31 2016 NAMI CCNS Fundraiser – Let’s Go Cubs Event!!!!

Join us at the Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday August 31, 2016.

We will start the game activities at 5pm in the Jack Daniels patio… all the ball park food and beer for you and your guests to enjoy!

Then take your seats in the NAMI CCNS section at 7pm to see if this is the year!!!

50/50 raffle for patrons in the Jack Daniel patio, winners need to be present. Don’t forget to go visit our executive director, Nancy Cartstedt, Cub usher!!!!

This is a first come first serve event!!!

For your ticket purchase of $150 for this fundraiser call the office at 847-716-2252 or email Sue at

5K Run (USATF Certified) and Walk 2016 – kickoff and registration!

5K Run (USATF Certified) and Walk 2016 Kickoff and Registration!

Form your team or sign up as a individual/team runner or walker, virtual walker, or sponsor for NAMI CCNS 5K Run Walk 2016 to be held in Park Ridge at Washington School, 1500 Stewart Ave.

Check in at 7:00 Run at 8:00am Walk at 8:15
Register and donate Today!!!!

Click on the QR code image below
(or scan with a smartphone)
to go directly to the 5k signup site!

QR code to go directly to the 2016 NAMI CCNS 5k registration site!

Join us on July 13 at 6pm to “Smash Out Stigma” at the Arlington Toyota Scion Dealership, food, fun and buy a chance ($5) to Smash a Car!!! We are happy to announce the participation of Colt Cabana, aka Scott Colton, pro wrestler (Currently ROH and GFW) and son of long time NAMI CCNS supporters Steve and Marcia Colton.

Colt Cabana has been entertaining crowds around the world as a professional wrestler going on 17 Years. Colt is charismatic & funny while at the same time a gifted mat technician. A combination that ultimately landed him a deal with the WWE.

Colt currently travels the world as a proud alternative & independent performer. His hybrid comedic style along with his crossover appeal has made Colt one of the most in-demand wrestlers on the circuit.

Colt can consistently be seen wrestling in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, Mexico and all over the United States.

Please plan on attending “Smash out the Stigma” and join us and Colt Cabana as we make a difference in erasing the stigma of mental illness.

Volunteers are needed to be a part of the movement!!

Call 847-716-2252 or email