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NAMI Pennsylvania Previews Upcoming Cherry Blossom Ball

Friday, April 16, 2010 General News J E 4
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HARRISBURG, Pa., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Pennsylvania (NAMI PA) is pleased to unveil plans for the first annual Cherry Blossom Ball to take place April 24th at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.  The event, open to the public, will feature a one-of-a-kind celebration with a cocktail reception, dinner dance featuring the award-winning Philadelphia band Jellyroll, as well as a silent auction.    

NAMI PA welcomes Tom Wooten, author of "Bipolar In Order" and "The Bipolar Advantage," as our Keynote Speaker. Tom Wooten is a nationally recognized speaker passionately committed to change in the field of mental health. He has given lectures and workshops for mental health advocacy groups, doctors, professionals, family and friends and those who have mental health issues.  

The Cherry Blossom Ball is a culmination of efforts of leading Pennsylvania businesses, government officials, behavioral health executives and professionals, as well as outstanding private citizens.  Senator Robert P. Casey Jr, and Senator Arlen Specter serve on the Ball's Honorary Committee along with other prominent community leaders from the region. Both Senators have a history of supporting families and consumers who have mental illness.

For more information, including tickets and sponsorship forms, please contact us at (717) 238-1514.

ABOUT NAMI PA

NAMI Pennsylvania is a grassroots self-help, support, education and advocacy organization, with more than 60 affiliate chapters across the state, with more than 9,000 members, including consumers, their families, advocates, and mental health professionals.

SOURCE NAMI Pennsylvania

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