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Please Send Thanks To Sponsors That Responded To Grassroots Advocacy And Pulled Support For Wonderland
For Immediate Release, April 12, 2000
Contact: Chris Marshall
As we celebrate the end of further stigmatizing depictions of people with mental illness on television, please take time to thank the sponsors that did listen to our concerns and chose not to continue their support of Wonderland. NAMI encourages you to contact them at the addresses below and pass on your appreciation. Included in this alert is a clarification of the Remax commercial that was aired duing the first episode of Wonderland. Again, NAMI wishes to thank everyone that participated in this effort.
Mr. Carl-Gustaf Johnson
CEO, AstraZeneca U.S.
VP. Commercial, North America
1800 Concord Pike
PO Box 15437
Wilmington, DE 19850-5437
Ralph S. Larsen, Chairman & CEO
Johnson & Johnson & Merck
7050 Camp Hill Rd
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Paulo Costa, President & CEO
500 Morris Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901
Charles M. Berger, Chairman & CEO
James Hagedorn, President & COE
The Scotts Company
14111 Scottslawn Rd.
Marysville, OH 43041
Shannon LaPierre, Public Relations Manager
500 Staples Drive
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: (508) 370-8500
Fax: (508) 253-7788
REMAX REAL ESTATE SUPPORTS PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
NAMI wishes to make a correction in the list of commercial sponsors circulated for the premiere episode of Wonderland.
Headquartered in Colorado, Remax Real Estate has assured NAMI that it did not authorize any national advertising on ABC to sponsor Wonderland; nor did any of its local affiliates. In Washington, D.C., a local Remax affiliate did purchase advertising time for a "newsbreak," which the local ABC station on its own used to fill advertising time around Wonderland. It was that unauthorized broadcast of a Remax commercial that NAMI monitored and reported.
NAMI regrets any inconvenience to Remax, especially because, according to their spokesman, the company takes pride in hiring people with disabilities, including mental illnesses. We are pleased to make the correction.
NAMI would like to recognize and thank the members of the coalition for their cooperation and support.
MENTAL HEALTH COALITION AGAINST STIGMA IN HOLLYWOOD
- AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY
- AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PASTORAL COUNSELORS
- AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION
- AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
- ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT ASSOCIATION
- ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
- AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRISTS
- COMPEER, INC.
- FOUNTAIN HOUSE
- INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION SERVICES
- INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR CLUBHOUSE DEVELOPMENT
- INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSES
- NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL
- NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DIRECTORS
- NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PSYCHIATRIC HEALTH SYSTEMS
- NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS
- NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE
- NATIONAL DEPRESSIVE AND MANIC-DEPRESSIVE ASSOCIATION
- NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
- NATIONAL SCHIZOPHRENIA FOUNDATION
- GERALD AND ELSIE WEYRAUCH, FOUNDERS
SUICIDE PREVENTION ADVOCACY NETRWORK (SPANUSA)