Robbinsville Community Comes Out in Force
to Support Mental Health
“Team Robbinsville” Raises $11,000 for NAMI Mercer
10th Annual Mental Health Walk
PRINCETON, NJ - (May 6, 2017) - More than 50 Robbinsville residents and community leaders came out to walk in NAMI Mercer’s 10th annual Mental Health Walk at Educational Testing Services campus in Princeton Saturday. Those unable to walk supported the cause with their donations with more than 100 individuals contributing a total of $11,000 to “Team Robbinsville.”
“It was heartening to see so many members of the Robbinsville Community stand proudly with individuals and families struggling with mental illness,” Dan Schuberth, Robbinsville’s Township Council President and this year’s NAMI Mercer Walk Chairman, said. “Robbinsville residents have big hearts and regularly demonstrate a level of compassion and charity toward those in need that is humbling.”
Team Robbinsville was composed of local non-profits and community organizations. Among the organizations that joined the walk were members of Robbinsville’s municipal government, Lifetree Community Church, OneProject, the Robbinsville High Robotics Team, the Robbinsville High Model UN Team, BAPS Charities, Cub Scout Pack 79, Robbinsville Little League, Robbinsville’s Irish Heritage Association (RIHA) and Ability Tree New Jersey.
Prior to the Walk, the Robbinsville Township Council voted unanimously to declare May “Mental Health Month.”
“We’ve come a long way in eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness, but there is more work to be done,” Mr. Schuberth said. "Too many individuals and families still suffer in silence, embarrassed to ask for help from their friends and loved ones. Organizations like NAMI create safe spaces and support networks to coax people out of the shadows and help them get the care they need. Walks like this help us change hearts and minds one step at a time,” concluded Schuberth.
Founded in 1984, NAMI Mercer is the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The organization provides education and support for individuals and families affected by mental illness, and advocates for lives of quality and respect, without stigma or discrimination.
For more information on NAMI Mercer, visit their website at www.namimercer.org. For more information about Team Robbinsville, contact Council President Dan Schuberth at 732-585-3010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robbinsville Council president Dan Schuberth rallies "Team Robbinsville" Saturday
at the 10th Annual Mental Health Walk in Princeton