Saturday, September 12, 2015

"NAMI Bike 'n Hike 2015" - Tomorrow

The Alliance on Mental Illness of Racine County (NAMI-Racine County) will be hosting their annual Bike 'n Hike on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

Location: Waterford High School
100 Field Dr., Waterford, WI
Click here for a map to the school

Lunch includes:
Diana's Bananas

Start Times: Registration opens at 8 a.m.
60 miles (no later than 9 a.m.)
35 miles (no later than 11:00 a.m.)
20 miles (no later than noon)
10 miles (no later than 1 p.m.)
3k (1.9 mile) walk:
All participants to the starting line at 11:00 (NEW TIME THIS YEAR). The Football Game will be on starting at noon for those interested.
Lunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
(In the high school cafeteria, served by Waterford High School CHASE Club)
Pre-Registration Fee: $30 individual, $50 family, $10 student
For registrations received before August 1st.
Registration Fee: $35 individual, $55 family, $10 student
'Day-of' registration & registrations received AFTER August 1st.
Sponsorships: Rider sponsorships are encouraged

Apparel: Event apparel makes a great gift and helps support NAMI Racine. Items may include: sweatshirts, fleece, jackets and/or t-shirts. contact NAMI Racine for this year's availability. To ensure sizes, order by August 1st.

All proceeds benefit NAMI-Racine County. Historically, 85% of all funds go directly to programs to support individuals and families affected by mental illness.

NAMI has been featured in "Worth" magazine as one of the Top Charities "Most Likely to Save the World." The American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP) is a nonprofit charity watchdog organization that helps donors make informed giving decisions. National Alliance on Mental Illness, AIP grade, A+. Below are examples of programs that support individuals and families affected by mental illness.

(1) Support groups - for people experiencing mental illness, their families, friends, and primary care givers.

(2) Education - intensive family, community, and school courses to eliminate discrimination and stigma suffered by persons with mental illness. Examples include: Family to Family, Peer to Peer, Provider Education and NAMI Basics.

(3) Advocacy - individual and group support for better treatment, housing, employment, and health insurance.

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