NAMI Strike Out Stigma Bowl-a-thon

Attention all Bowlers! 

Attend NAMI’s first Annual Strike Out Stigma Bowl-A-Thon!  This event will take place on Saturday, October 5th, from 9-5 at Super Bowl in Appleton.  This replaces the NAMI Walk that has been discontinued because there are several other great causes doing “walks” during this time of year.  Teams will bowl in 2 hours shifts. 

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) exists to improve the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through education, support, advocacy and outreach.  NAMI works tirelessly to educate the public about mental illness. 

One in four adults – close to 60 million Americans – experiences a mental health disorder in a given year, and about one in ten children live with a serious mental or emotional disorder.  Less than one-third of adults and one-half of children will receive the necessary mental health intervention to treat their disorders.  Stigma makes it harder for people and families to reach out for help, support, and treatment.  We’re pleased to partner with an organization that works hard every day to combat stigma and help people who are impacted by mental illness. 

ThedaCare and ThedaCare Behavioral Health are sponsors of NAMI Strike Out Stigma 2013. The event raises funds to help raise awareness and funds to support NAMI Fox Valley, which in turn will provide hope and help for people in their journey toward living will with mental illness. 

For more information or to register for this great event, please go to NAMI Fox Valley Bowl-a-thon page.