Third Annual Go24forGarrett'sSpace Virtual Fundraiser

A 24-Hour Virtual Fundraiser For Garrett's Space in Support of Suicide Prevention

$33,098

167 Supporters

26% of $125,000 goal

Team Members

Julie Halpert

$5,823

22 supporters

Scott

$4,262

18 supporters

Mario

$1,145

15 supporters

Leonard Navarro

$250

1 supporter

Davy Rothbart

$100

2 supporters

Event

SEP
11

Third Annual Go24ForGarrett'sSpace: A Virtual Livestream Fundraiser For Suicide Prevention

Sunday 11:00 AM - Monday 11:00 AM EDT

Live Stream

Add to Calendar 2022-09-11 11:00:00 2022-09-12 11:00:00 America/New_York Third Annual Go24ForGarrett'sSpace: A Virtual Livestream Fundraiser For Suicide Prevention Welcome to the third annual 24-hour livestream fundraiser hosted by Garrett’s Space, a nonprofit focused on suicide prevention. We have an incredible lineup of Broadway and local musical performers, poets, rappers, classes taught by leading fitness, meditation and yoga instructors and inspirational speakers who have been touched by suicide and depression. Featured speakers include mental health advocate Patrick Kennedy, Chris and Erik Ewers, the directors of the Ken Burns documentary, Hiding in Plain Sight, singer/songwriter Jewel, comedian Rosie O’Donnell, Reneé Rapp, a star of the Mindy Kaling show, The Sex Lives of College Girls, among many others. You can see a full run-down of the participants and when they'll be featured below. There also is an exciting silent auction with over 100 must-have goods, services and other treats donated by generous supporters of Garrett's Space. If you're interested in making a challenge match to our viewers for the fundraiser, please call or text Garrett's Space Executive Director, Scott Halpert, at 734 709-7684. Enjoy the event!!!

This event will be livestreamed on our Givebutter page: https://givebutter.com/Sr2Bvj

This event will be livestreamed on our Givebutter page: https://givebutter.com/Sr2Bvj

Welcome to the third annual 24-hour livestream fundraiser hosted by Garrett’s Space, a nonprofit focused on suicide prevention. We have an incredible lineup of Broadway and local musical performers, poets, rappers, classes taught by leading fitness, meditation and yoga instructors and inspirational speakers who have been touched by suicide and depression. Featured speakers include mental health advocate Patrick Kennedy, Chris and Erik Ewers, the directors of the Ken Burns documentary, Hiding in Plain Sight, singer/songwriter Jewel, comedian Rosie O’Donnell, Reneé Rapp, a star of the Mindy Kaling show, The Sex Lives of College Girls, among many others. You can see a full run-down of the participants and when they'll be featured below. There also is an exciting silent auction with over 100 must-have goods, services and other treats donated by generous supporters of Garrett's Space. If you're interested in making a challenge match to our viewers for the fundraiser, please call or text Garrett's Space Executive Director, Scott Halpert, at 734 709-7684. Enjoy the event!!!

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WATCH OUR LIVESTREAM HERE:

LIVESTREAM LINK HERE

Be sure to check out our silent auction! 

https://event.auctria.com/76da5327-87c6-41b2-8371-bd20303911ae/

View the trailer of the Ken Burns documentary, Hiding in Plain Sight here: https://www.pbs.org/video/hiding-plain-sight-trailer-2/
Or a longer segment here: 

https://vimeo.com/710630713

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Go24forGarrett’s Space Schedule (subject to change)

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

11:00 AM -11:15 AM: Opening remarks from Julie and Scott Halpert

11:15 AM -11:30 AM: Speech by Patrick Kennedy, former U.S. House Representative and mental health advocate

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM: Musical Performance by Aly Halpert, Garrett’s sister and musician and composer

11:50 AM- 12:00 AM: Speech by Madeline Halpert, Garrett’s sister and journalist

12:00 PM - 12:05 PM: Introduction from one of the fundraiser hosts, Davy Rothbart, best-selling author, Emmy-Award winning filmmaker and creator of Found Magazine

12:05 PM - 12:20 PM: Interview with Ivan Maisel, sports journalist and author of I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye, about losing his son to suicide

12:20 PM - 12:30 PM: Remarks from Lisa deRamos, Program Manager for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Washtenaw County

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM: Yoga class led by Ann Fancy of Citizen Yoga

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM: Performance by Devin Woodson, musician

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM: Performance by Ari Axelrod, performance artist and educator

1:45 PM - 1:50 PM: Speech by Michigan Senator Gary Peters

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM: Interview with Elliot Polot, school teacher and friend of Garrett

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Yoga class led by Marly Spieser-Schneider, yoga instructor and co-facilitator of Garrett’s Space Mood and Movement Group

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM: Presentation by Liv Hardy, actress

2:45 PM - 2:47PM: Remarks from Sarah Hong, Chief Program Officer, Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County

2:47 PM - 2:50 PM: Performance by Ben Jackson Walker, actor, soon to star in the new Broadway show, @Juliet

2:50 P M - 3:00 PM: Performance by Robert Ariza, Broadway actor and member of the Chicago cast of Hamilton

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM: Pilates class taught by Sue Prince

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM: Performance by Sonya Major, musician and Halpert family friend

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM: Zumba class taught by Jayne Yatczak

4:45 PM - 5:05 PM: Panel Discussion with Program Leaders of Garrett’s Space Wellness Group: Peggy Galimberti, Garrett’s Space Clinical Director, and co-facilitators for Garrett’s Space groups: Nikki Hubbard, Marly Spieser-Schneider, Kayla Douglas and Marissa Keeps

5:05 PM - 5:10 PM: Performance by Daelynn Joriff, actress in the national tour of Les Mis

5:10 PM - 5:13 PM: Remarks by Jackson Budinger, Senior Communications Manager, The Trevor Project

5:13 PM - 5:15 PM: Speech by Victoria Garrick, former Division I volleyball player and host of the podcast, Real Pod

5:15 PM - 5:55 PM: Discussion with Chris and Erik Ewers, directors of the Ken Burns documentary, Hiding in Plain Sight and Morgan Brennan, featured in the film.

5:55 PM - 6:00 PM: Visions of the Garrett’s Space Residential Center with Robert Adams, Associate Professor of Architecture at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and students Brian Smith, Sang Won Kang and Xin Li

6:00 PM - 6:10 PM: Remarks from Go24th’s Event producer and Host, Mario Sulaksana, Garrett’s dear friend, musician and composer

6:10 PM - 6:15 PM: Speech by Jo Ellen Pellman, actress and star of The Netflix show, The Prom

6:15 PM - 6:30 PM: Interview with Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

6:30 PM - 6:50 PM: Performances by Brett Fromson, Los Angeles performing artist 

6:50 PM - 6:55 PM: Speech by Reneé Rapp, a star of Mean Girls and The Sex Lives of College Girls

6:55 PM - 7:00 PM: Speech by Alyah Chanelle Scott, a star of The Sex Lives of College Girls

7:00 PM - 7:20 PM: Chloe Wiecz, Los Angeles-based performing artist

7:20 PM -7:35 PM: Performance and interview with Desi Oakley, artist, composer and lyricist

7:3 5PM - 7:55 PM: Performance by Valeree (Meghan and Max Berlin)

7:55 PM - 8:00 PM: Speech by singer/songwriter Jewel

8:00 PM - 8:10 PM: Performance by Christina Maxwell, actress and singer

8:10 PM- 8:30 PM: Performance by Jacob Sigman, musician

8:30 PM - 8:32 PM: Speech from Congressman Jamie Raskin

8:32 PM - 8:35 PM: Speech from John Hoffman, Creator and Executive Producer of the Emmy-nominated show, Only Murders in the Building

8:35 PM - 8:40 PM: Performance by Emilie Kouatchou, star of Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

8:45 PM - 9:05 PM: Performance by Audrey Barnes, musician

9:05 PM - 9:10 PM: Performance by Christine Pedi, actress and host on the Sirius On Broadway channel

9:10 PM - 9:30 PM: Poetry reading by Jeff Kass, Garrett’s poetry teacher, and award-winning poet, Carson Borbely

9:30 PM - 9:35 PM:, Performance by Iman Siar, singer and songwriter

9:40 PM - 9:50 PM: Los Angeles performer Jonathan Evans

9:50 PM - 9:55 PM: Speech by Andy Lassner, executive producer of The Jennifer Hudson talk show

9:55 PM - 10:00 PM: Speech by comedian Rosie O’Donnell

10:00 PM - 10:20 PM: Performance by Los Angeles artists Nathan Kay and Caleb Minter in Earth Green

10:20 PM - 10:25 PM: Performance by Ben Ahlers, actor who plays Jack on the HBO show, The Gilded Age

10:25 PM - 10:30 PM: Performance by Lauryn Hobbs, actress

10:30 PM - 10:35 PM: Remarks by Grace Martin, University of Michigan representative of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

10:35PM - 10:40PM: Performance by Pallavi Mahidhara, pianist and host of the Conscious Artist podcast, which promotes mental health awareness among artists

10:40-10:45: Performance by Ann Arbor funk band, Sabbatical Bob (Benjamin Green, Ian Eylanbekov, Jordan Anderson, Benjamin Wood and David Ward)

10:45-11:00 PM: Music and Conversation from our host

11:00 PM - 11:20 PM: Performance by Comfort Club

11:20 PM - 11:45 PM: Performance by Two Truths

11:45 PM - 12:00 PM: Los Angeles Performing Artists Closing Remarks

Monday, September 12th, 2022

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM: DJ Indeafinite: performance by Gary Hall

1:00 AM - 2:00 AM: Sports talk with Rivers Upchurch and Luke Desprez, Garrett’s friends

2:00 AM - 2:15 AM: Message from Maddy Kinsella, filmmaker and director

2:15 AM - 2:25 AM: Rap performance by Kiyoshi Shelton

2:30 AM - 4:00 AM: “The Witching Hour Part III” from Mario Sulaksana & Caesar Fukuda, Garrett’s friends

4:00 AM - 5:30 AM: Author and composer Ozie Cargile talks Astrology, Tarot, and The Laws of Consciousness

5:30 AM - 6:30 AM: Meditation by Darren Austin, followed by performance by musicians Giancarlo Robert and Davis Ransdell

6:30 -7:00, Host discussion

7:00AM -- Leonard Navarro, University of Michigan Musical Theater Alum, hosts

7:00Am - 7:15AM: Performance by Brett Fromson, Los Angeles performing artist, and Halle Fromson, experiential education coordinator 

7:15 AM - 8:00 AM: Pure Barre Class taught by Colleen Issell

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM: Yoga class taught by Dominique Theopolis with Grove Emotional Health

8:50 AM - 9:10 AM: Meditation led by Tara Brach, founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C.

9:10 AM - 9:15 AM: Speech from Alison Ayson, who lost her son to suicide

9:20 AM - 9:30 AM: Speech from Sam Orley, co-founder of the University of Michigan’s Wolverine Support Network

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Panel Discussion with Katie Baker, Desmine Robinson, Andrea Halo May and Natalie Striks, young adults who struggled with their mental health

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM: Performance by Melissa White, renowned violinist

10:15 AM - 10:20 AM: Performances by Amanda Satchell, a school teacher, her sister Erin Yuen, a social worker and Erin’s daughter, Hallie, friends of the Halperts

10:20 AM - 10:35 AM: Performance by Renee Orshan

10:35 AM - 10:40 AM: Speech by Michigan House Representative Mary Whiteford

10:40 AM - 10:45 AM: Griffin Binnicker performance

10:45 AM - 10:55 AM: Remarks from Steve Stein and Lori Bennett, board members of Garrett’s Space

10:55 AM - 11:00 AM: Closing Remarks from Julie and Scott Halpert

Why are we holding this live-stream fundraiser?

Garrett’s Space is raising money for its innovative wellness programming and its planned holistically focused residential center for struggling young adults ages 18-28.

In a survey of over 1700 young adults ages 18-24 taken in December of last year, 70 percent reported being moderately or severely depressed. This is the population Garrett's Space is helping to support.

Our interview with Lucy Ann Lance on WLBY 1290


Background on Garrett’s Space and our vision for the Center

Garrett’s Space is a non-profit founded by Julie and Scott Halpert after they lost their precious son to suicide at the age of 23. Julie and Scott witnessed first-hand the critical gaps in support in our healthcare system for struggling young adults who need something more than regular visits to their therapist.

We’re currently providing a powerful new support option for this population in a virtual setting that’s free to participants across much of Michigan. Our participants meet with trained facilitators each week for a support group with peers and a mood and movement activity. We are providing a safe space for our participants to share their vulnerabilities and challenges, feel supported, and feel better about themselves and their lives.

Our plan is to create holistically focused residential center that will be a haven to support young adults. The center will have a non-medical feel and will be in a place surrounded by nature, amid tranquil woods with walking paths and therapeutic pets. This will be a place where struggling young adults can reside for three to four weeks, feel safe and supported, establish critical connections and see that they're not alone in their struggles. We believe this type of place might have helped restore hope for our son, Garrett, and, just as importantly, that he would have been interested in going there for help. We are convinced that the center will benefit many young adults who are having difficulty navigating this increasingly complicated and troubled world.

At the Center, we plan to include individual and group therapy; coping strategies for navigating tricky relationships and an extensive array of holistic activities focused on teaching healthy behaviors and promoting wellness, including meditation, yoga, healthy cooking, art, and music. Also, we plan to support our residents after they leave the center during what could be a particularly vulnerable time. 

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