NAMI Pennsylvania Recovery Walk
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park
4231 Avenue of the Republic • Philadelphia, PA 19131
Check in: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Start time: 10:00 a.m.
NAMI Pennsylvania Recovery Walk-Philadelphia features a half mile circuit, a one mile circuit, a two mile circuit and an area for those not walking.
Come Join Us!
• No Walker Registration Fee
• Individuals, Teams of Families, Friends, Co-workers etc. are welcome!
For Information, To Register or Sponsorship:
Call: 267-687-4381 or Email: email@example.com
Thanks To All Who Helped Make Our
4th Annual Cherry Blossom Ball
"In its Celebration of
Hope, Rebirth and Recovery"
This year’s Cherry Blossom Ball was a Resounding Success!
NAMI PA would like to thank all who supported our Event
Thanks to all who attended the Ball. We know everyone had a great time!
We want to express our Appreciation to our Business Chairs and our Honorary Committee Members
• Sunil Sachdev, M.D., Magellan Health Services
• Richard L. Snyder, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Health Services, Independence Blue Cross
• Tim Grumbacher, President Emeritus and Director, Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
Honorary Committee Chairs
• Governor Tom Corbett, Co-Chair
• Mia Marcovici, M.D., Medical Director, Norristown State Hospital Co-Chair
We would like to congratulate our Award Winners
Exemplary Psychiatrist Award
Lawrence A. Real, M.D.
Youth Advocacy and Empowerment Award
Youth M.O.V.E. Philadelphia
Leadership and Advocacy Award
to our newest Presenting Sponsor
AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies
Thank you for participating on our Honorary Committee and joining our family of sponsors and supporters.
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Fourth Annual Cherry Blossom Ball a Success.
See You Next Year!
Thanks To All Who Helped Make Our
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NAMI believes that state and local mental health authorities must work closely in conjunction with state and local correctional and law enforcement agencies to develop strategies and programs for compassionate intervention by law enforcement, jail diversion, treatment of individuals with brain disorders who are incarcerated, and discharge planning and community reintegration services for individuals with brain disorders released from correctional facilities.