NAMI of McHenry County to host pancake breakfast fundraiser Oct. 21 in Crystal Lake

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of McHenry County is hosting its fourth annual pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 451 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake.

The breakfast, which includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice, will be prepared by the Knights of Columbus.

Advance tickets cost $10 or $5 for children, ages 2 to 12, or $12 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at

NAMI, which provides the community free mental health services, is in the middle of its annual matching gift campaign. Donations are matched dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000. Donations fund program such as one-on-one peer support for individuals and family members, support groups, workshops and classes, suicide prevention and mental health first-aid training, and more.

Donations can be made at, or by mail at NAMI, 620 Dakota St., Crystal Lake, IL 60012.

For more information on the pancake breakfast or the matching campaign, visit or call NAMI at (815) 308-0851.

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