ATHENS — The 18th annual Walk the Walk to raise awareness for mental illness will be held in Athens this Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at 11 a.m. in front of the Athens County Courthouse on Court Street. It will be hosted by the Athens branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

From the Courthouse, the walk will proceed down Richland Avenue to the oldest cemetery at The Ridges, and will culminate at the Appalachian Behavioral Health Care Center, where a celebration feast will be held. Free T-shirts will be available to participants.

Donations are appreciated, but not mandatory to walk. Any proceeds will benefit NAMI Athens, with a donation being made to The Gathering Place. For more information, or to donate time, money or material resources for the walk, contact Tina at 740-593-7424 or namiathens@gmail.com.

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