Press Release: NAMI DUPAGE CELEBRATES 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH HISTORIC “BRIDGE WALK”

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NAMI DuPage symbolic Bridge Walk led by Angela Adkins, Executive Director and volunteer drummers from Wheaton North High School

November 16, 2015

Wheaton, IL: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) DuPage celebrated the 30th anniversary of its founding by holding a one mile twilight walk from the campus of The Grove Office complex, where NAMI DuPage, has maintained its office for the last eight years, to its new headquarters location at the Community Center, located across the street at the DuPage County Government Center campus. Despite challenging weather conditions, the walk attracted approximately 150 people who marched holding glow sticks behind the cadence of volunteer drummers from Wheaton North HS.

“We are grateful that so many people braved the weather by participating in this symbolic bridge walk that bridges our past to our future” stated Angela Adkins, Executive Director. “We have much to be thankful for over the past 30 years and we could not have achieved many of our strategic goals without the support of our supporters and volunteers”.

Following the walk, NAMI DuPage hosted a pasta party and health and wellness fair, that was sponsored in part, by Norkol, Inc., Lynn Johnson, Northwestern Medicine at CDH, Linden Oaks Behavioral Hospital, Meier Clinics, Summit Clinical Associates, Trinity Services, Naperville Counseling Center, Naperville Park District and Full Life Martial Arts.