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Emory Psychiatry seeks support for National Alliance on Mental Illness walk

A team of staff and students from Emory Psychiatry seeks support from the university community as they join in the Sept. 26 NAMIWalk in Grant Park, benefitting the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The 5K walk steps off Saturday at 10 a.m. Funds raised will help the DeKalb County NAMI chapter with awareness, advocacy and support for individuals living with mental illness and their families.

The Emory Psychiatry team is captained by Bobbi Woolwine, director of clinical research projects in the Behavioral Immunology Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Psychiatry resident physician Krysti (Lan Chi) Vo serves as co-captain.

Participating in the fundraiser offers the chance to help support those with mental illness, with an added bonus of providing an opportunity for exercise for those participating in Emory's Move More Challenge, Woolwine notes.

"It's a great way to increase your steps while walking for a good cause," she says.

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