Group to raise funds for mental illness awareness

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The Raising Awareness Through Education Rock Fundraiser begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Camp Kysoc in Carrollton.

The purpose is to raise money for mental illness research and to raise awareness for the various types of mental illnesses through a non-profit organization known as the National Alliance for Mental Illness. 

Team RATE’s goal is to raise $1,000 by the NAMI 5k walk/run in May that will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Admission to the event is $10, includes food catered by by 9-To-5 Catering and a chance to win two door prizes. Additional tickets may be purchased for $1 each.

Starting at 6 p.m. there will be live entertainment featuring various local artists.

Attendees also will have the opportunity to either join Team RATE or donate as they see fit.