Together, we can be a message of Finding Hope! Join us with Grand Marshall, Pete Earley a former Washington Post reporter & best known for his nonfiction book, CRAZY, for our 15th Annual Walk!
8:30-11 a.m., Saturday, Feburary 25, 2017
2.5 Mile Walk, Cambier Park, Naples
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Walk begins at 9 a.m.
Fun, Food & Entertainment!
Pete is a former Washington Post reporter, author of 11 nonfiction books, including four New York Times bestsellers, & six novels. He is best known for his nonfiction book, CRAZY: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, which was one of two finalists for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. (The word CRAZY in the title refers to our current mental health system.) Earley spent ten months inside the Miami Dade County jail where he followed persons with mental disorders through the criminal justice system & out onto the streets to see what happened to them.
Earley has testified five times before the U.S. Congress about the need for mental health reform and has lectured in four foreign countries.
He writes regularly for USA TODAY & the Washington Post about mental health issues. He is a lifetime member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness & in the past six years has visited 48 states to speak about why the incarceration of persons with mental illnesses is unnecessary & inappropriate.
Pete Earley is extremely passionate about helping others who live with mental health issues and is devoted to erasing the stigma of mental illness in our society.
Call (239) 260-7302 or email Alex@namicollier.org if you would like to form a team, join a team,
help with obtaining sponsors, make a donation or volunteer and help with the Walk.