Tipper Gore to speak in Rockford Sept. 22

Tipper Gore, wife of former Vice President Al Gore and a well-known advocate for families, women and children focusing on the issues of mental health, education and homelessness, will deliver the keynote address at Janet Wattles Center’s annual dinner Sept. 22 at Giovanni’s.

As Mental Health Policy Adviser to former President Clinton, Tipper Gore was committed to eradicating the stigma associated with mental illness. She has participated and founded organizations such as Families for the Homeless and Tennessee Voices for Children, and has served as cochairman of the Child Mental Health Interest Group as well as many other organizations. Tipper Gore also maintains a close relationship with her family while remaining active in the community.

Janet Wattles Center is the comprehensive, outpatient behavioral health center serving Winnebago and Boone County residents and families. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $45 per person. For ticket information, call Denise Noe at 720-4913.

From the Sept. 14-20, 2005, issue

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