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Mental health fun walk raises money, awareness

by  Bryan Counts
Institute of Psychiatry
Thank you MUSC fun runners, walkers and supporters for making the 4th Annual Mental Health Month Fun Run/Walk a success.
The top runners are Joseph Reynold, Dustin Ford, Sebastin Simstich, Jamie Laska and Anne Lohse. Not pictured is MUSC's Mary Mauldin.

The Charleston Area National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the Institute of Psychiatry and supporting partners held the annual event on May 17 at Hampton Park.
This 5K Fun Run & Walk was organized to recognize May as National Mental Health Month, increase mental health awareness, and reduce stigma.
More than 175 mental health professionals, consumers, family members and friends from the community participated in the day. Proceeds from the event totaled more than $2,500. These donations will benefit NAMI outreach programs of support, education and awareness. Many of these programs are hosted and facilitated by IOP throughout the year.

Friday, June 6, 2008
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