NAMI 5K Fundraiser October 10

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is sponsoring a fundraising event in downtown Austin Saturday morning, October 10.  It’s a 5K walk (3.2 miles) beginning at Auditorium Shores, registration begins at 8a and the Walk itself begins at 9a.  Because so many death row inmates have mental illness of one kind or another, TCADP and NAMI support each other in efforts like this, and Anne Mund is heading up the TCADP team of walkers.  Anyone is welcome to join the TCADP team, or to form another team, or to just walk as an individual.  Or if someone can’t walk, a monetary donation of any size is most welcome.  All donations will go to support NAMI’s programs (not TCADP’s).  Anne has lots more information and will be actively soliciting support between now and Oct 10.  Anne says it would be wonderful if a MFSA team or a St. John’s team could be organized, or if a few MFSA members would support the Walk financially.

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If you have not yet paid your membership gift for 2009, please make plans to do so as soon as possible.  There are now two easy ways to join MFSA.  You can log onto the national MFSA website, http://mfsaweb.org and follow the instructions there (you can safely use a credit card), or you can simply bring a check to the next meeting, made out to “MFSA” and we will see that it is registered in our account.  Either way, our local chapter gets a portion of the gift for our programs.  We continue to need funding for visibility within our communities and to advance our social action movement.

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Image: Vigil for the 200th Execution under Governor Perry

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Sara Hickman sings and plays guitar during the vigil for the 200th execution under Governor Perry.