“Off the Mask”

NAMI Syracuse are thrilled to announce that Madeline Canastra, an 8-year-old from Cicero, is walking the catwalk at the upcoming event “Off the Mask” to raise awareness about mental health education throughout New York. We are seeking sponsors for Madeline, as the money raised will directly return to the National Alliance for Mental Illness – half to NAMI Syracuse, and half to NAMI-NYS.

NAMI Syracuse uses donations to fund support and education programs in the greater Syracuse area. Our newest program “Ending the Silence” is designed to help teach mental health education within our middle and high schools. It is a free program for the schools, as NAMI sponsors the educator and speaker. We are hoping to get this program into at least 20 local school districts in 2019!

You can donate directly to Madeline’s NAMI link at: https://www.offthemask.org/madeline-canastra/

You can learn more about the “Off the Mask” event at: https://www.offthemask.org/

We hope you will consider making a monetary donation/sponsorship toward “Off the Mask” and Madeline, as our NAMI Syracuse model for this special event. Our goal is to raise at least $2,500.00.

If you’d like additional information, please reach out to NAMI Syracuse at namisyracuse@namisyracuse.org or 315-487-2085. You can also reach Madeline’s mom, Ann Canastra, NAMI Syracuse Member and NAMI-NY State Board Member at ann123@hotmail.com or 315- 657-3700.

Donations can be sent via check to: NAMI Syracuse, ATTN: OFF THE MASK – Madeline Canastra, 6276 Alabama Path, Cicero, NY 13039. PayPal and credit card can also be accepted, please call or email for details.