art of wellbeing
An Evening of Jazz, Hope, and Healing
Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) is proud to announce its Fifth Annual Art of Wellbeing: An Evening of Jazz, Hope, and Healing to take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. at The Cabaret Theatre of Mohegan Sun. Visit www.accelevents.com/events/AWB17 or click the below button to reserve your seat.
This year’s event will feature special guests Jimmy Greene and Nelba Márquez-Greene, two inspirational and remarkable members of the Connecticut community. Jimmy and Nelba are the parents of Ana Grace whose life was taken during the tragedy in Sandy Hook on December 14, 2012. Connecticut-born, jazz musician Jimmy Greene will play music from his recent Grammy® nominated release. Through an intimate discussion, led by New England News Collaborative and WNPR’s John Dankosky, Jimmy and Nelba will share their experience of the power of healing through music and personal expression and how the Márquez-Greene family promotes love, connection, and community to honor their daughter, rebuild their lives, and impact the lives of those around them.
Nelba will also share the good works of The Ana Grace Project, a nonprofit where the family’s slogan of “Love Wins” has become a powerful force for changing thousands of lives in our schools and communities. MHC has committed to donating a portion of all net proceeds to The Ana Grace Project through this event.
“We’re gonna get real about the struggle. We’re gonna have jazz. We’re gonna cry a little together and we’re gonna laugh too. There will be a ton of the most amazing hearts in CT convened in one place for this.” – The Ana Grace Project
Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor KÔTA, we are offering a room block to all attendees at a discounted rate for the night of the event at Mohegan Sun. In order to book a room, please visit: https://aws.passkey.com/go/MHC17. A limited number of rooms are available for as low as $299.00(++).
sponsorship and advertising opportunities
We invite your company to partner with Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) as we explore healing through the arts and raise much-needed funds for both MHC and The Ana Grace Project. MHC has committed to donating a portion of all net proceeds to The Ana Grace Project through this event. We believe in their work and we also believe that collaborations like these are essential to helping MHC fulfill its mission of improving mental health for all Connecticut residents.
Our organizations are counting on your support. By sponsoring the Art of Wellbeing, providing an item for our silent auction, or advertising in our program book, your organization will show Connecticut that you care about efforts that improve love, community, and connection for every child, individual, and family. Click below to view Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities for this event.
Mental Health Connecticut’s Independence Center will hosts its annual IC Walk during the first week in October in conjunction with Mental Illness Awareness Week.
Mental Health Connecticut hosts various events across Connecticut to advocate, educate, and serve our community.
Assist with administrative tasks and external correspondence designed to educate the community about mental health issues, as well as other volunteer positions at our organization.