As such, Candle Warmers Etc. is proud to stand with NAMI to help raise awareness, support and education about mental health. Candle Warmers Etc. has been partnered with NAMI since 2010 and believe, like NAMI, that there is no health without mental health. We are all aware that mental illness is often a hidden disease that plagues millions of Americans. Many of us at Candle Warmers Etc., if not each of us, have been affected by mental health issues. We have seen our friends and family members struggle with the realities of mental illness and we are thankful that the stigma of mental illness is being overcome and those that need help are receiving it. We are thankful that NAMI is at the forefront of turning the tide on this stigma and we applaud the educational programs it provides and NAMI's avocation of increased public policy and resources for those with mental illness. While our primary business at Candle Warmers Etc. is manufacturing and selling candles and electric candle warmers, Candle Warmers Etc. focuses it’s charitable resources to support NAMI. Our founder and CEO, Bart Kennington, has been involved with NAMI for many years and is currently the President of NAMI Utah
. Additionally, each year since 2010 Candle Warmers Etc., associates join thousands of people across the nation as part of NAMI Walks to raise awareness about mental illness, increase community education, reach out to new families and individuals living with mental illness, and support local NAMI affiliates in building a larger NAMI community. As we have done each fall for the past six years as part of our efforts to support this important organization, Candle Warmers Etc. will be forming a walk team to participate in the 2016 NAMI Walk. The walk will be held on September 10th
at Liberty Park, SLC, at 10:00 am. We hope that you will join us in supporting NAMI any way you can. Join our team or form your own. Donations are appreciated.
Author: Bart Kennington