On May 25, 2016, Guardian Behavioral Health Foundation launched its “Party for a Purpose” initiative. The fundraising event coincided with Mental Health Awareness Month. The organization raised more than $2,500 at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Since 1949, May has been known as Mental Health Awareness Month and serves to raise awareness of the realities of mental health. The aim of Mental Health Awareness Month is to destigmatize mental illness and acknowledge how it affects many people. It also serves to inform others that help is available through treatment.
Guardian Behavioral Health Foundation is a nonprofit that provides economic assistance to those with a mental illness who have difficulty affording or cannot afford treatment. An estimated one in three families affected by mental illness cannot afford adequate treatment. Guardian Behavioral Health hosts several events throughout the year to benefit the foundation so they can continue giving back to the community. Visit www.guardianbehavioral.org to learn more about the foundation.
Ben and Suzanne Brafman
Bianca Spiak, Meredith Turnbull and Angela Iacullo
Joseph Kadis, Bryan Rush esq., Marianna Seiler, Mayor Jack Seiler
Bryan Rush esq. and Allison Seriani
Allison Seriani and Mark Corbett
Ann Weinwurm, Joyce Matera and Patricia Rosen
Brian Rush esq., Meredith Turnbull, Eric Inge, Tom Shea, Ben Brafman and Suzanne Brafman
Jennifer Barb, Kevin Kaminski and Melissa Schwartz