On Saturday, October 1, a group of walkers from the Church of Peace participated in an event sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill that took place at Schweibert Park in Rock Island. From Left to right we are Ernie Colclasure, Mary Oelschlaeger, Molly McGreevey, George Oelschlaeger, Rebecca Swartz, Nancy McConnell, Tom McGreevey and Michael Swartz. This walk raises money for services to mentally ill persons, and also helps combat the stigma that is sometimes associated with these diseases. Nancy Olson, one of the parish nurses at the church helped coordinate our team.

It was a beautiful day and we had an enjoyable time. We joined hundreds of other walkers for the event.

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