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Campus to Participate in National Alliance on Mental Illness Walk in York

10/4/2011 —

Penn State York students, faculty, staff, and other friends will take part in the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk on Saturday Oct. 8 in York. The York campus team of 44 has already raised $1,000 for the cause. The walk gets started at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Park Complex, Rockvale and Vander Avenues, York.

“Never before have we seen such a dramatic increase in mental health issues throughout our communities and affecting our college age student body,” said Lisa Ann Plowfield, the new chancellor at the campus, who will take part in the walk. Plowfield encouraged the campus community to form a team and participate in the walk.

Campus walkers will wear special T-shirts at the event and walk as a team. Donations are still being accepted and checks should be made payable to National Alliance on Mental Illness York and sent to Ann Fetterman or Di Hershey at the campus, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York, PA  17403, who helped coordinate the York campus team. For more information on the second annual National Alliance on Mental Illness walk in York, please call (717) 848-3784.

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