A Celebration Of Life: 

Enjoy musical entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, raffle, and the opportunity to learn more about Minding Your Mind.

Thursday, May 9, 2019 
8:00 pm-11:00 PM

$75 per person

Have Fun While Being Philanthropic!

A Celebration of Life is a movement focused on inspiring hope, while also remembering lives that have been lost to suicide. The evening creates special moments and appreciation for life.  Funds raised from this event will support Minding Your Mind’s mental health education programs. 

$75 per person

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Emerging Minds Award Recipients

Tim Griffin and Jessica Griffin
Co-Founders of the

Be Kind. Always. Foundation

Highlights from Previous A Celebration of Life Events

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Gold Level

Silver Level

The Brooks Family

Gerry Cuddy

Bronze Level

Drexel University 

Thomas R. Kline School of Law

The Shein Family

In-Kind Sponsors

The Eldridge Family

Maura & Doug Wheeler

A History Of A Celebration Of Life

A Celebration of Life began in 2011 to honor the memory of Kyle Craig, a 21-year-old student at Vanderbilt University who took his life in May of 2010. Kyle was a dynamic friend to many; a bright, handsome, and gifted individual across music and athletics, but whose strength of character enabled his growing struggles to be hidden from view.

In the eight years since it began in Nashville, this annual event has expanded to New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, engaging more than 3,000 young professionals in the service of suicide prevention and mental health awareness.

A Celebration of Life: Philadelphia 2019 Committee

Chairperson: Matt Robinson

Brooke Chung
Jack Eldridge
Allie Fanto
Charlie Fox

Cassidy Guilday

Tom Hemcher

Haley Hendel

Ro Hurley

Christian Larsen
Melissa Loiacono
Amanda Malinchak
Connor McLaughlin

Bridget Merenda

Dominique Nyzio

Julian O'Neill

Abby Panetta

Sarah Panetta
Amanda Pellegrino
Vince Peruto
Julie Platt

Rachel Potts

Pat Scher

Jordan Smith

Oliver Sippel

Jon Spoerl

Cammy Tabb

Hannah Vrancken
Gavin Weaver

About Minding Your Mind

Minding Your Mind’s (MYM) primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers and school administrators. Our goal is to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues. Treatment is available, yet only 3 out of 10 individuals needing help actually seek help. Minding Your Mind Programs move away from crisis-based response to prevention through education.