Category Archives: Event

Camaro Club NAMI

Thanks to John Pendola and the Illinois Camaro Car Club

A big thank you goes out to John Pendola and the Illinois Camaro Car Club for the very generous donation of over $1300 to NAMI CCNS .

John Pendola and Sue Ockerlund of National Alliance on Mental Illness

John Pendola (Camaro Club) and Sue Ockerlund (NAMI CCNS)

Camaro Club of Illinois Donation to NAMI

We were able to talk, greet and tell all the Camaro Club enthusiasts all about NAMI CCNS!

John Pendola and Sue Ockerlund are holding a photo of Grant Nelson, who John is supporting via this wonderful opportunity, at the Illinois Camaro Club show.

The event was held on July 22 with over 300 show cars in attendance!


Healing Power of Horses

July 17 – Experience the HEALING POWER of HORSES

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“Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will.”
BUCK, a richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Brannaman as he teaches people to communicate with their horses.

Monday, July 17, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Equestrian Connection, 600 N. Bradley Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Meet the horses. Enjoy refreshments. Watch the film.

Equestrian Connection of Lake County and the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Cook County North Suburban invite you to an evening of Equine-Assisted Therapy. Buck presents the story of one person who has found healing through horses. Dr. Colette Collins, a licensed clinical psychologist and riding instructor, shares techniques that help heal.

For more information, call 847-716-2252 or go to

2017 NAMI CCNS July 17 Horses Equine-assisted therapy

Cubs Nancy baseball jersey cap tribune photo

Sunday, July 23, 2017 NAMI CCNS Fundraiser – Let’s Go Cubs Event!!

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Cubs baseball event
Cubs baseball event

Let’s Go Cubs Event!

Sunday, July 23, 2017  –  NAMI CCNS FUNDRAISER

Join us for the Cubs vs the Cardinals nationally televised game.

We will start the game activities at 5 pm in the Cubby Bear,

PRIVATE ROOM, 2nd floor overlooking the Cubs Marquee.

All the ball park food and beer for you and your guests to enjoy!

50/50 raffle for patrons in the Cubby Bear – winners need to be present.

Then take your seats in the NAMI CCNS section at 7pm.

Don’t forget to visit our executive director, Nancy Carstedt, Cubs usher!

This is a first come first serve event!

For your ticket purchase of $175 for this fundraiser, call the office at 847-716-2252 or email Sue at

NAMI CCNS Cubs baseball




2017 NAMI CCNS Walk/Run Kickoff Event – Save the Date August 14

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Kick-off scheduled for Monday, August 14 at the Runners Edge in Wilmette

Monday August 14, 6:30 p.m.

This year’s event is in memory of beloved NAMI CCNS member Grant Nelson, food and drinks at Runner’s Edge, 1515 Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, IL 60091.  Located next to Fannie May.

Runners Edge Wilmette