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September 29, 2018
Walk So We Can Talk; Stop the Stigma of Mental Illness!

This fall we are having our seventh annual “Walk for Recovery.” It will take place in Kent, Ohio, on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 10:30 am.  This year we are in partnership with the Mental Health and Recovery Board and KSU Campus NAMI so we can walk so we can talk; stopping the stigma of mental illness. We are seeking our friends and collogues to help support our endeavor. It would be wonderful if you could join us at this fundraiser at the Hometown Bank Stage in Kent. We will have our Walk around the charming side-street shops and quaint Acorn Alley of our downtown.

This year’s WALK program will feature Joel Mowrey, the Director of the Mental Health and Recovery Board; Brittany Dayton, the founder of the new KSU Campus NAMI; and David Stump, singing his new song about recovery. Refreshments will be served. Parking will be at the Municipal lot behind the Mental Health and Recovery Board.

This year our WALK for Recovery will start at the Hometown Bank Stage with a new route including the charming shops in Acorn Alley and the quaint merchants on the side streets of downtown Kent.  This appealing area offers an amazing variety of shops, restaurants, and boutiques bringing a unique benefit and perspective to our WALK.

September 29, 2018
  Hometown Bank Stage
     E. Main St. and N. Water St. Kent, Ohio
         Park in the Muni. lot behind the Mental Health Recovery Board
   10:30 AM Program starts
   11:00 AM – WALK starts

NAMI Portage County (National Alliance for Mental Illness)
155 East Main Street, Kent, Ohio 


Speaker Brittany Dayton, Joel Mowrey, and a
new song written by David B. Stump

To Register for this WALK, call Roger F. Cram at 330-569-4912

Refreshments offered at start of WALK
Music, Speakers, and Dignitaries

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Photographs of the September 29, 2012, WALK-OR-RECOVERY Event
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Thank you to all our donors and volunteers!

The KSU Volunteer team 
The NAMI Portage County Walk-For-Recovery team 
Some of the KSU student helpers 
Almost ready to go! 
Our president gives us last minute instructions 
The ribbon cutting starting the walk 
The Coleman Professional Services volunteers 
The walk has started 
Heading toward the gazebo at Kent 
At the gazebo in Kent - half way 
Walking back to the CCU church 
Crossing the street with our KSU volunteers 
More of our KSU volunteers
Recognizing one of our major sponsors, Margaret-Clark Morgan Foundation 
Our walkers stretched two-blocks long 
Our youngest walkers 
Our master of ceremonies - Melissa 
A good turnout - hotdogs and doughnuts 
A walk-for-recovery well done! 







Help raise funds and awareness to support NAMI Portage County’s community members and families struggling with mental illness and addictions.

WALK FOR RECOVERY: Saturday, September 29, 2018
TIME: 10:30 am to noon
WHERE: Hometown Bank Stage (E. Main Street and N. Water Street in Kent)
SIGN-UP TO WALK: 330-947-1756 Ext. 201 or for more information 330-569-4912