October 23, 2017
Wheaton, IL: NAMI DuPage announces that it was a co-recipient of a t-shirt sale fundraiser from The Dawg Pound, a student-directed pep club at Naperville North High School. The club selected NAMI DuPage as part of an effort to raise awareness of mental illness in response to the recent death of a NNHS student. The shirts were printed in green ink, the color symbolizing mental illness. Students wore the t-shirts to the crosstown football game with sister high school, Naperville Central, along with green headbands, as a show of support for mental health. NAMI DuPage was also featured in signs, school tv slides, announcements, and mentioned during shirt sales.
“We are pleased to donate $1000 to NAMI DuPage” stated Jennifer Hervey, Dean of Student Interventions at NNHS. “Our donation is in memory and recognition of all lives affected by mental illness.”
NAMI DuPage deeply appreciates and thanks Jennifer Hervey and the NNHS Dawg Pound Pep Club for their interest in promoting mental health awareness and raising funds on our behalf to help sustain our programs, including the Ending the Silence program that is offered to freshman and sophomore students and faculty in high schools throughout DuPage County.