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Kent Trumbull Theatre & SNA take part in charity walks

Posted Sep. 30, 2013

On Sunday, Sept. 29, members of the Kent State University at Trumbull Student Nursing Association, their family members, friends and past graduates took part in the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental NAMI Walk 2013Illness) Mahoning Valley Three Mile Walk at Austintown Park in Austintown.

With a group of 75 participants on hand, the Kent State Trumbull SNA marked its eighth consecutive appearance at the event.

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has more than 1,100 affiliates in communities across the country who engage in advocacy, research, support and education. Members of NAMI are families, friends and people living with mental illness such as major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder.

Day Trips at Alzheimer's Walk 2013To learn more, please visit www.namimv.org.

Meanwhile, in support of caregivers, and those stricken with Alzheimer's, the cast and crew of Kent State Trumbull Theatre's production of Day Trips, participated in the annual Alzheimer's Association Walk at Perkins Park in Warren. The group raised hundreds of dollars to be used in the fight against Alzheimer's. Day Trips, which opens Friday, October 4, centers on the life of one such caretaker.

Day Trips, written by Jo Carson and directed by Daniel-Raymond Nadon, will take the stage of the Kent Trumbull Theatre on Oct. 4, 5, 11 & 12 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 6 & 13 at 3 p.m.

For more information or tickets, call 330-675-8887 or email trumbullboxoffice@kent.edu.