Pictured: Mark Schroeder, Race Director; Justin Klestinski, Rotary Club President, and Bill Peterson, Development Director, NAMI DuPage
July 14, 2017
Wheaton, IL: NAMI DuPage was presented with a $10,000 check from the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise at its July 14th breakfast meeting at the Naperville Country Club. The Rotary Club selected NAMI DuPage to be the 2017 beneficiary of its annual St. Paddy’s Day 5k run/walk that was held on March 11 , 2017 in downtown Naperville. The club has historically given proceeds from the race event to provide health related services to those in need. NAMI DuPage will use the proceeds to help fund its free support and educational programs in Naperville, including its signature youth program designed to provide resources and education about the signs and symptoms of mental illness to middle and high school students in Naperville. In FY 16, NAMI DuPage reached over 6,000 Naperville-area students with mental health education.
“We are deeply appreciative to the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise for selecting NAMI DuPage as the recipient of this year’s run/walk proceeds” said Angela Adkins, Executive Director. “Over the years, we have been able to offer more support and educational services to Naperville residents largely through the generous financial support of the community. We thank the club for recognizing the good work of NAMI DuPage.”