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Bike 4 the Brain

The fifth annual Bike 4 the Brain (B4B) community-wide bike ride/run/walk to raise awareness about mental illness will be held on Septermber 6th at the Johnson County Mental Health Center.  B4B is affiliated with Mental Health America of the Heartland and all funds raised from the event will support local not-for-profit organizations that help people affected by mental illness.  B4B recently has given grants to four organizations — Pathway to Hope, S.I.D.E., Suicide Awareness Survivor Support, and Wyandot Center for Community Behavioral Healthcare.

Also featured in the September 4th issue of The Independent

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Jan Kobe, S.I.D.E.; Bonnie Swade, Suicide Awareness Survivor Support; Sherrie Watkins-Alvey, Wyandot Center for Community Behavioral Healthcare; Dr. Ken Sonnenschein, Bike 4 the Brain; and Larry Zimmerman and Ron Schrum, Pathway to Hope

 

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