Giving back never tasted so good! Recently guests gathered at The Staglin Family vineyard for the 21st Annual Music Festival for Brain Health.
Held in Napa Valley, California this year the Staglin Family has announced that over $225 million has been raised to date! This year alone nearly $5 million was raised to benefit the IMHRO/One Mind Institute and One Mind. IMHRO and ONE MIND™ together have become the nation’s leading private-public mental health organizations dedicated to curing brain-related diseases, including depression, schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury and bi-polar illness, focusing on issues including funding, research, advocacy, and anti-stigma.
Co-hosts Shari and Garen Staglin, along with their children Brandon and Shannon, Patrick Kennedy, Co-Chairman, and Pete Chiarelli, CEO of ONE MIND™, and the IMHRO Board of Directors welcomed over 500 supporters, scientists, and friends to celebrate life and raise awareness of the causes and cures for physiological brain disorders.
"Today was about celebrating and reflecting on the milestones of the past 20 years and looking forward to the upcoming successes in the next 20 years”, stated Shari and Garen Staglin. “As we look forward, we see incredible momentum and anticipate important scientific breakthroughs that will unlock the mysteries of the brain and make a difference in so many lives.”
Kicking off the day was a scientific symposium which featured keynote speaker Geoffrey T. Manley. Following the symposium guests were able to taste some of the world's most acclaimed wines while munching on a variety of hors d' oeuvres provided by Sean O'Toole. Closing out the evening was Grammy-winner, Melissa Etheridge, who serenaded the crowd with a few favorites!
What better way to spend a lovely day than treating yourself in Napa Valley while helping others! Keep up to date with their continued success by visiting www.music-festival.org.
In case you needed another reason to get involved, check out the recap video below for this amazing event!