Walk A Mile in My Shoes Rally will support mental health awareness Wednesday.

May 23, 2017

Walk A Mile in My Shoes Rally will support mental health awareness Wednesday. 
LUDINGTON — West Michigan Community Mental Health will hold its first local Walk A Mile in My Shoes Rally on Wednesday, May 24. The event, inspired by the state-wide rally held in early May in Lansing, will honor Mental Health Awareness Month.

The local rally will raise awareness and advocate for behavioral health and developmental disability services.  Each year West Michigan CMH sends a group to the Lansing rally.  Because many individuals are unable to make the trip, and because of a deep desire to share the advocacy message right here at home, employees and persons served by West Michigan CMH have organized an event in Ludington, according to Betsy Reed, West Michigan CMH quality assurance and public relations coordinator.

The Ludington Walk A Mile Rally is free and open to the public.  Participants are invited to wear green to show their support.  Registration and kickoff will start at 3:30 p.m. at the Hal Madden Center, 920 Diana in Ludington.  Kickoff music will be provided by WMCMH employees Stephen Plummer and Kara Rose-Dragun.  Participants will then walk one mile to the Mason County Courthouse.  Starting at 4 p.m. at the courthouse will be short program including keynote addresses from WMCMH Executive Director Dr. Lisa Hotovy-Williams and WMCMH Consumer Advisory Panel and Governing Board Member Diane Boulais, and a music performance by the Sunshine Singers.    

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