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WBFO's Mental Health Initative wins NAMI award

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Dave Rosenthal, Senior Director of News & Public Affairs for WBFO/WNED, and Jane Mogavero, execuitve director of the Patrick P. Lee Foundation

The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo & Erie Co. gave WBFO its President's Award on Thursday night, in recognition of the station's Mental Health Initiative.

The two-year project, funded by the Patrick P. Lee Foundation, provides in-depth coverage of mental health issues, including the stigma faced by people with mental illness. It will feature radio reports, online videos and Facebook Live events.

Other awards went to the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority - Gamma Phi Omega for its community outreach, Dr. Josie L. Olympia for her work with families, and Mary Lou Bond for her volunteer work.

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