Sunday November 6th, 2022
1 PM - 4PM
at the Vandiver Inn
301 South Union Avenue
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Join us for the 2nd Annual SuperAwesome Fundraiser for Mental Health Awareness, in honor of James Boyle, and in support of national and community mental health organizations dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
This year’s event program will focus on alternative mental health and healing practices that are emerging as complementary treatments for those suffering from a wide range of challenging health and life circumstances, including: mental illness, addiction, grief, loss, and transition.
This year’s fundraiser will feature:
SuperAwesome Street Foods for a Strong Mind and Body from Award-Winning Chef Susan Muldoon.
A specially curated small plate menu featuring delicious and diverse fare from South America, India, and the Mediterranean. A cash bar will also be available.
Keynote Speaker: Katie Badders, LCSWC
Katie Badders, Living Forward Counseling, will provide insights on the use of alternative modalities in therapy, including the use of art, sound and music in healing
Lynne Henry: "Creating into Chaos : A Mother's Visual Diary of Healing"
In response to the death of her son, James Boyle, Lynne turned to Art Therapy as a powerful tool that has led to meaning reconstruction and a reinvention of self in the wake of loss. Through the creation of more than 90 collage works focused on love, loss and transformation, her body of work provides insight into how trauma can be released through the ancient and artful medium of collage. Our digital exhibit will explore the evolution of a mother’s healing, in visual format.
Interactive Drumming Demonstration: Naomi Fabricant, Executive Director, The Scars Foundation.
Naomi will demonstrate, using audience participation, the healing that can be achieved through drumming. The Scars Foundation was established by Sully Erna and Godsmack to help raise awareness of the mental health issues that so many are faced with today.
Signing Bowl Demonstration: Peter Brooks
A common fixture in sound healing practices, singing bowls have been around for thousands of years. They create a warm rich sound which can change the energy in a room as well as slow the heart and respiratory rate which helps us to relax, release tension and focus. Singing bowls are often used in conjunction with meditation and are widely known to have a therapeutic, restorative effect. A “sound bath” is the deliberate use of instruments like singing bowls to manage anxiety, soothe the nervous system and create a feeling of
Featuring a Captained Sunset Sail, a Tilghman Island Vacation Rental, Washington Nationals Stuff, Philadelphia Flyers Stuff, VIP Box Seats to The Havre de Grace Independence Day Parade on the Vandiver Porch, Gift Baskets from local and Regional Restaurants, Tickets to "A Jagged Little Pill" at the Hippodrome, Prints from local artist Ezra Berger, a Captained Cruise on the Chesapeake from ASl & Betty Caffo, and soooooooo much more!
Help us increase mental health awareness for all
Proceeds and donations from the event will benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Baltimore Metropolitan chapter. You may choose to donate directly through the Vandiver Inn’s ticketing site or at the event. Because many friends and family members live outside of the Baltimore area, we encourage those individuals to give to their local NAMI chapter or to a mental health organization of their choice.
We’d love to count everyone’s contribution toward this year’s fundraising goal! Please let us know if you’ve made an outside donation in honor of James Boyle by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1979, NAMI is an alliance of more than 600 Affiliates and 48 state organizations dedicated to improving the lives of millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your gift helps support NAMI’s ongoing awareness, education, and advocacy efforts, including initiatives such as expanding NAMI HelpLine’s hours and services; advocating for a better crisis response system; developing resources for youth and young adults; and updating our educational materials to better address the needs of underrepresented communities.
Your support helps ensure that no individual or family is alone on their mental health journey. For more information, visit nami.org.
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NAMI is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. NAMI will send an e-mail donation receipt as your official tax record.