Client Family is the “Heart & Soul” behind Harbor event of Feb. 7
Statistics show that one in five families is touched by mental illness—Tony Rasczyk’s is one of them. Nearly six years ago, a member of Tony’s family was diagnosed with schizophrenia; through treatment at Harbor, this family member is on the way to recovery.
As a gesture of support for his family, Harbor, and all individuals living with mental illness, Tony Rasczyk and his friend Sally Binard introduced the annual Heart & Soul fundraiser, which has netted more than $38,000 over the last four years.
Harbor’s goal is to raise awareness about mental illness and to help erase the stigma associated with it. This year’s proceeds will go toward a client resource center at Harbor and a “transition to stability fund” for Lucas County residents discharged from Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare to help offset the costs of basic necessities.
Heart & Soul takes place on Saturday, February 7, 2009 from 6:30-10:00 p.m. at the “Suites Level Lounge" of Fifth Third Field, on the corner of Washington and Huron Streets downtown.
Cost is $40 per person, which includes dinner and music by Ramona Collins as well as The Toledo School for the Arts Jazz Trio. Reserved VIP tables for eight are available for $400. Beer, wine, and other refreshments will be available for purchase. A silent auction will feature selected items donated by area organizations and businesses.
To purchase admission to this event, email [email protected] or call 419.479.3233 ext. 1975 by Friday, January 30, 2009. Sponsorships are available.
Harbor Behavioral Healthcare’s mission is to offer health, hope, happiness, and opportunity. It has 11 locations in Northwest Ohio. For more information, call: 419.475.4449 or visit at www.harbor.org