A Celebration Of Life: 
Philadelphia 

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

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

$100 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. 

$100 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


Platinum Level

Gold Level

Cindy & Bill McKernan


Silver Level

The Brooks Family

Gerry Cuddy

The Robinson Family

Bronze Level

Drexel University 

Thomas R. Kline School of Law

The Giuffre Family

Patty & Bob Hendel

Mr. & Mrs. John Peruto

Mary Ann & George Schmidt

The Shein Family

Joe Walsh '13 Memorial

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament


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

Rob Ibarguen

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

Oliver Sippel

Jon Spoerl

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.