Jessica Henderson Memorial Event
Date: October 16, 2018
School of the Arts
Jessica Henderson lost her battle with bipolar disorder at the age of twenty-one. In her honor, Jessica’s parents established a lecture series with help from NAMI Rochester. Each year the program strives to offer hope to all people affected by mental illness, increase community awareness, and erase stigma.
Thank you to everyone who supported and attended the 2018 Jessica Henderson Memorial Event! Check back soon for pictures!
Stepping Stones: Bereavement Support Program for Children, Teens and their Families
Stepping Stones was created to provide children, teens and families a safe place to come together to receive support and comfort in their grief and to learn effective ways of coping with their feelings and experiences of loss.
Cam's Pizzeria Supports NAMI Rochester
Brian Mueller, owner of the Henrietta Cam's Pizzeria franchise is a man on a mission to raise awareness and funds for NAMI Rochester! After his own journey with his mental health condition and finding help through NAMI Rochester's peer support programs, he decided he wanted to give back. Check out the news story in this article about Brian's promotion and plans! Stop out to his store at the corner of Clay Road and Brighton Henrietta Towline Road to grab some great food, say hi, and support NAMI Rochester! Thank you for your dedication and generosity to those living with mental health conditions and their families!
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NAMI Rochester's Annual Walk 2018
May 5, 2018
Over 700 people enjoyed a beautiful Saturday morning at Village Gate Square to celebrate the 6th annual NAMIWalks Rochester! Featuring an energetic drum circle led by music therapists from Rochester Psychiatric Center, a kids area, Narcan training among other festivities there was something for everyone – including four-legged friends. A record-breaking 80+ teams participated in this year’s event and have raised over $103,000 with more still coming in. Event chairs Heather & Jim Newton kicked off the walk with remarks about how their family experience brought them to NAMI, and how important the walk is to the sustainability of the agency. We are extremely grateful for everyone involved in making this year’s event a huge success!
NAMI Rochester's Annual Dinner 2018
April 10, 2018
The 36th Annual Dinner/ Silent Auction was held at the Marriott Airport Hotel. The attendance was over 140– the most ever! The Silent Auction was a highlight, as always, with all of the 60+ items finding owners.
Special Recognition: William Perun, Jr.—Former Board President
In Remembrance: James Eckberg & Montieth Estes
Crisis Intervention Team Officer of the Year: Sgt. Steven Boily
Karen Cavalieri Peer Advocate: David Makepeace
Volunteer of the Year: Nancy Schaefer
Thank you to the Dinner/ Auction Committee: Marcy Klein, Stacey D’Armiento, Camilla Mossgraber, Judy Messenger, Betsy Powell, Pat Sine