10th Anniversary Blue Gene Gala: A Successful Tribute to a Decade of Mental Health Education

On Sunday, September 24, 2017, more than 350 people gathered to celebrate Minding Your Mind’s 10th Anniversary. The 2017 Blue Gene Gala returned to Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, the home of Minding Your Mind’s very first public forum in 2007. The evening included a retrospective what has been accomplished by Minding Your Mind over the past ten years, as well as recognition for communities and individuals who contributed to the organization’s development.

The evening’s honorees:

10th Anniversary Media Advocate Award: Tracy Davidson, NBC10 News anchor and advocate

2017 Changing Minds Award: The Craig Family – Chip, Andrea, Derek, and Jordan

Gerry Cuddy, president and CEO of Beneficial Bank, acted as the event’s Master of Ceremonies, and author Alan Schwarz presented an enlightening keynote address on the topic of his book, “A.D.H.D Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma and the Making of an American Epidemic.” The evening was closed by Minding Your Mind speaker Jordan Burnham, who gave a powerful, moving, and inspiring account of his experience as the first Minding Your Mind young adult speaker and the journey his life has taken since.

Please enjoy the photos from the event and follow Minding Your Mind on Facebook (http://facebook.com/mindingyourmind), Twitter (@mindingyourmind) and Instagram (@mindingyourmind) to stay up-to-date on events and progress throughout the year.