A Celebration Of Life: 
Philadelphia 

WHEN:
Thursday, May 10, 2018 
8:00 pm-12:00 am

Enjoy musical entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, 4-hour top shelf open bar, raffle, and the opportunity to learn more about Minding Your Mind.

Have Fun While Being Philanthropic!

A Celebration of Life is an evening focused on inspiring hope, while also remembering those lives that we have lost to suicide. On Thursday, May 10, we join together to Celebrate Life! Join us for a 4-hour top shelf open bar, hors d’oeuvres, DJ, and incredible raffle items. Funds raised from this event support Minding Your Mind’s mental health education programs in the state of Pennsylvania.

Can't make it? Donate directly to Minding Your Mind and support in-school mental health education!

Honorary Guest

Rick Williams 6 ABC News

Emerging Minds Award Recipients

Derek & Jordan Craig

Highlights from A Celebration of Life

Thank You To Our Sponsors


Gold Level

Lori & Matt Espe

Paul Morrissey

Cindy & Bill McKernan

Bronze Level

Barbara & Michael Krancer

A History Of The 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 seven years since it began in Nashville, this annual event has expanded to New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, engaging more than 2,400 young professionals in the service of suicide prevention and mental health awareness.


A Celebration of Life: Philadelphia 2018 Committee


Co-Chairs: Drew Bergman and Michael Garuccio

Aimee Bergman

Lori Espe

Cody Guilday

Trish Larsen

Jill Rizen

Pat Scher

Burke Brabson

Carol Finley

Haley Hendel

Mariah Lewis

Melissa Sapio

Jennifer Uhl

Donna Brooks

Ali Giungo

Sara Keane

Cindy McKernan

Patty Savage

Hannah Vrancken

Patty Cook

Cassidy Guilday

Barbara Krancer

Matt Robinson

Maura Wheeler

Kyle Gillen

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.