A Celebration of Life is a movement focused on inspiring hope and at the same time remembering lives that have been lost to suicide. The evening creates special moments and appreciation for life while raising funds to support Minding Your Mind’s mental health education programs. By attending this hallmark event, you will make an immediate impact in the lives of students and communities throughout New Jersey.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a 21+ event and ID will be required at the door. The Spring Lake Bath & Tennis Club has a strict “no denim” policy, please plan accordingly.
Put your company or organization in front of hundreds of New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia young professionals and thousands of Minding Your Mind supporters by becoming a sponsor A Celebration of Life: New Jersey. Download the 2022 Sponsorship Information packet for more information.
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A Celebration of Life began in 2011 to honor the memory of Kyle Craig, a 21-year-old native of Spring Lake and a 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.
When Kyle’s friends returned to Vanderbilt after his death, they felt his absence deeply and wanted to honor his memory. Kyle loved music and the comradery of friends, so his fraternity brothers pulled together a music festival with Kyle’s favorite band. At the festival they wanted to talk about mental health and they invited a speaker from Minding Your Mind to address the crowd. That festival was named “A Celebration of Life.”
In the 11 years since it began in Nashville, this annual event has expanded to New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, engaging more than 3,000 young professionals in the service of suicide prevention and mental health awareness.