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Allen Foundation to host mental health awareness breakfast, Friday, Sept. 27

The Allen Foundation at Unity Point Health-Waterloo will sponsor a mental health awareness breakfast on Friday, September 27, as a benefit for the Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center in Waterloo.

Nationally known author and speaker, Joan Becker, will be the guest speaker for this event at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cedar Falls.   Tickets are on sale now.

Check out this link for more information.

Why is mental health a public health concern? One in four adults and one in five children will experience a mental health issue. Based on those statistics, it’s likely that you or someone close to you is struggling with a mental illness.

Black Hawk County Sheriff, Tony Thompson, Tom Eachus, Executive Director of the Black Hawk-Grundy Mentral Health Center, and Anesa Kajtazovic, Development Director for the Allen Foundation, talked about the breakfast on a recent edition of The Steele Report.

Here is a link to that program.

Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center, an affiliate of UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital, provides services to more than 10,000 individuals experiencing mental health issues each year. Recent news headlines have highlighted the challenges of mental health access and treatment.

There is currently a campaign to raise an additional $75,000, which will be used to adequately serve clients of Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center. It will take a full community effort to help secure the additional funds, and we feel the Cedar Valley can help!

Businesses and individuals can be represented at our event through sponsorships or individual ticket purchases:

Thank you in advance for your help supporting community members who struggle with mental illness. If you have any questions, please contact or (319) 274-6710.

Ron Steele

Evening Anchor

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