The brothers feel a deep connection to the cause and are passionate about raising awareness for those who suffer from mental illness. One in four young adults have a mental illness, which combined with brothers’ personal experiences, made the decision to raise money for NAMI an easy decision.
In addition to raising money for the Broomball tournament, the Elon Colony of Beta Theta Pi has pledged to work 1,100 service hours during the month of February to honor the 1,100 college students that commit suicide each year.
Any donations for this event would be greatly appreciated, and the members of Beta Theta Pi thank you for your support in their venture.
To learn more about NAMI read below:NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation's largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. NAMI recognizes that the key concepts of recovery, resiliency, and support are essential to improving the wellness and quality of life of all persons affected by mental illness. NAMI members and friends work to fulfill our mission by providing support, education, and advocacy. Our many activities include public education and information activities, peer education and support, raising awareness and fighting stigma, and state and federal advocacy.
More information on NAMI: http://www.nami.org
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Beta's website: http://beta.org
- Christine Burke
- Kevin Baird
Organizer and beneficiary
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