MUSCATINE, Iowa–Mental health is health, and it’s ok to talk about it. Area residents can help raise awareness and funds for suicide awareness and enjoy great music at “Reaching Out: A Fundraiser for Suicide Awareness” on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Missipi Brewing Co., 107 Iowa Ave., Muscatine, starting at 5:30 p.m.
This event features the musical acts of Chicago’s emo and pop punk cover band Fueled by Emo – performing their Paramore and Fallout Boy tribute show – plus Muscatine-based Eugene Levy and Joey Peate. There will be a $10 cover starting at 8:30 p.m., with a raffle for great prizes starting at 5:30 p.m. A percentage of sales and all raffle proceeds will be donated to NAMI of the Greater Mississippi Valley for it’s free, nationally developed educational and support programs.
NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley partners with Trinity Muscatine Public Health on education programs for families and middle and high school students in Muscatine county. The organization is a 42-year affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Based in Davenport, the organization is a grassroots, volunteer-driven non-profit providing free educational and support programs for people in an eight-county region in eastern Iowa and western Illinois who live with mental health conditions and their families. Funds raised locally stay local to support this important mission.