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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 in the greater Philadelphia region.

A Celebration of Life: Philadelphia 2022 Committee

Carolyn Andruszko
Talia Chung
Cassidy Guilday
Mike Garuccio
Devin Hamilton


Kirsten Hamilton
Emily Knowles
Steve Kok
Sam Mattern
Erin McElroy

Pauline McNamara
Bridget Merenda
Kevin Murphy
Andrew Onimus
Laura Onimus

Vince Peruto
Rachel Potts
Pat Scher
Michaela Shea
Samantha Snyder

Hannah Vrancken
Ryan Winslow
Allison Zion

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 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.