Back again for our third year! On Saturday May 16th, me and my friends are taking the stage again in support of mental health and eliminating the stigma surrounding it.
As always, I'm taking the #OneBraveNight challenge again this year because of my brother Carey. He struggled with profound mental illness for many years until it finally took his life in 1996.
That was a long time ago, and there have been many and myriad positive changes to the way we approach mental illness – new meds, therapies and programs to name only as few. CAMH has been at the forefront of these efforts for decades. Indeed, they were there for Carey at a time when it wasn’t necessarily OK to talk about it too loudly.
Carey was a die-hard music fan, so once again for my ONE BRAVE NIGHT I have decided to sit at my piano and sing and play until I can’t anymore. I humbly ask you all to support me in my efforts to inspire hope for those living with mental illness by making a generous donation to my ONE BRAVE NIGHT event.
Our previous events have been astounding success – we have raised over $35,000 and had thousands of people watch the live Facebook stream. We have been featured on Breakfast Television, Indie88 Radio and several national newspapers. Obviously, this year promises to be no different!
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This year we are thrilled to be on our home stage at the Whitby Centennial Building (where the Whitby Courthouse Theatre performs their season), and to celebrate we are once again filling the stage with world class talent. Our stellar cast will be joining me in performing an encyclopedia of popular music – Billy Joel, Sara Bareilles, Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison, HAIM, and many more! Wrap that all up in a fabulous preshow cocktail reception and you got yourself a kick-ass evening for only $50 – which all goes to the amazing an important work being done by our friends at CAMH.
If for whatever reason you can’t make it to the event, you can still donate to the cause and stream us on Facebook – no problem!
Again, I am participating in ONE BRAVE NIGHT because I want to inspire hope for people living with mental illness now – and to defeat mental illness completely so that no one ever has to deal with Carey’s kind of pain again. By buying a concert ticket or donating to my One Brave Night, you are helping CAMH improve access to care, conduct research to find better treatments, and build more spaces for healing.
This is our chance to step up! Please donate generously and help me reach my fundraising goal. Stay tuned for more details – and save May 16th on your calendar!!