Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama: Sept. 25, 2015:
NAMI WALK - Mark your calendar for the Annual Walk for Mental Health! It is hosted by NAMI Birmingham - Birmingham's Voice for Mental Illness. The Walk is tomorrow at Railroad Park located at 1600 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233. The length of the walk will be called the Magic City Loop and will be approximately 3/4 miles. Parking is free and the registration fee is $20.00 a person. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:00 a.m. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Formed in 1979, it is the nation's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has a national organization and state and local affiliates in more than 1100 communities across the nation. Mental illnesses are diagnosable medical conditions that interfere with a person's thinking and feeling and disrupt daily functioning. Mental illnesses include but are not limited to depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder. Mental illness is not a character flaw, nor a sign of personal weakness. It is an illness – just like diabetes or heart disease. Mental illness is treatable through therapies and medication. People with mental illness will experience recovery through an individualized treatment plan. Ongoing treatment works! Medication compliance is a lifetime commitment. NAMI strives to offer hope, reform, and health through support, education, and advocacy. NAMI insists that mental illness become a high national priority. Mental illness affects 1 of 4 families. NAMI offers support and education in an array of peer education programs, initiatives and services for individuals, families, health care providers and the general public. NAMI's programs draw upon professional expertise and upon lived experiences. Committed to empowerment, NAMI's advocates provide a voice to facilitate research, to end discrimination, to reduce barriers, and to promote timely, effective mental health services and supports. For more information, visit namibirmingham.org.
ZOO CREW - Kelly Garrison joined us from the Birmingham Zoo to let Mickey visit with the Serval. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.
COMEDIAN - St. Louis native Guy Torry climbed the show-business ladder with non-stop hustle -- he started out as a production assistant on "Martin," and now he's performed in dozens of TV shows, movies and comedy clubs. He and Steve Wilson perform in town this weekend! For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at 205-444-0008 or visit stardome.com.
SAVVY SHOPPER - The Savvy Shopper Christie Dedman joined us with a few good deals this morning. Take advantage of free coffee from two sources on National Coffee Break Day on Tuesday, September 29th. At Krispy Kreme get a free Original Glazed Doughnut and a Free 12oz cup of coffee - at participating US locations. For complete details, visit krispykreme.com/NationalCoffeeBreakDay. Dunkin' Donuts is offering a FREE cup of Dunkin' Donuts hot or iced Dark Roast Coffee – No coupon needed and no purchase necessary. Find details at dunkindonuts.com. You can get an Amazon Prime membership today only for $67 - head over Amazon.com/TransparentPrime. Save on personalized wood photo panels at Walgreens.com/photo. Take 75% off with the code "PANELSTODAY". Select in-store pickup to avoid the $7.99 shipping charge. The offer expires tomorrow, September 26. This deal would make a 5x7 cost $3.75 or and 8x10 would cost $5.
BBJ - Mike talked with Ryan Phillips from the Birmingham Business Journal. They discussed the changing steel industry and how China's economy impacts our local steel. They also discussed auto industry and the increase in automakers and work done in Alabama. For more on these and other business stories, visit birminghambusinessjournal.com.
JEH JEH LIVE - WBRC FOX6 News Sideline covers all the local High School Football tonight. Jeh Jeh kicked off the day with a pep rally at Springville High School who prepares to take on Talladega High School tonight. Tune into WBRC FOX6 tonight at 10:08pm for the rundown! And... you can download the FREE sideline APP for your mobile device. Just check the app store or google play or text "app" to 20566 for a download link.
Next week on Good Day Alabama, is Wayne Newton still busy in Las Vegas? We check in with the entertainer to find out what he's up to these days! Expect changes with your credit cards... what the new chip means to you! We talk college football - Auburn's big SEC game this week and Alabama's big game against Georgia next week. Plus, you get your chance to call in to ask the experts about your garden, fishing, and your pets' health! And we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! The Bargainomics Lady brings us some big deals to save you money! October approaches and that means all of the haunted houses and frights open up for the Halloween season! We bring you the special guest from Atrox Factory - Doug Bradley from Pinhead. The new season of Gotham kicked off this week and we check in with the star to find out about what to expect for the new season including a big event on Monday night! Join us for this and much more next week on Good Day Alabama!