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Inspiring Hope Dinner: “Shining a Light On Mental Illness”
Friday from 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM EST
This year’s Inspiring Hope Dinner will feature Grammy, Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning actress and singer, Jennifer Holliday.The original star of “Dreamgirls” will share the story of her own struggles with depression and multiple sclerosis, and will perform.
The dinner will also feature dancing to the music of Quintessence, a performance by the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Young Artists Ensemble, and a fabulous silent auction featuring unique local experiences.
Proceeds will benefit local mental health services provided by Harvest House and Teen Court of Sarasota and the cutting-edge research funded by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
Keynote Speaker and Performer: Jennifer Holliday
Lee and Bob Peterson Legacy Awardees: Joan and Bob Geyer, Academy at Glengary
Event Chair: Amie Austin, Ph.D.
Event Committee Chairs: Sarah Karp and Taylor Karp Teymuri
The Inspiring Hope Dinner is presented by Sunshine from Darkness, a subsidiary of the Lee and Bob Peterson Foundation
Proceeds will benefit local mental health services provided by Harvest House and Teen Court of Sarasota, and the cutting-edge research funded by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Sunshine From Darkness is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for local charities that provide health and addiction disorder services in the Sarasota community and funding cutting-edge mental health research.
Founded as a subsidiary of the Lee and Bob Peterson Foundation, Sunshine From Darkness hosts major events throughout the year that bring mental health and addiction awareness and education to the forefront of the community, providing professionals and philanthropists with the opportunity to engage with the broader mental health community.
Our mission is to raise awareness of mental health and addiction disorders and erase the stigma of both. Sunshine From Darkness is committed to providing resources, education and advocacy for those who have mental health and addiction challenges.