Special performances by Award Winning Recording Artists Jewel and Hunter Hayes highlight the day
September 12, 2022, Rutherford, Napa Valley, CA – One Mind continued to raise much needed funds and awareness for mental illnesses and treatments at the 28th Music Festival for Brain Health, held September 10th at Staglin Family Vineyard. Festival guests enjoyed an enlightening and fun-filled day, whose proceeds of $3 million pushed One Mind’s annual fundraising total to over $12 million. In addition, One Mind and the One Mind Board of Directors announced that over $21.6 million in follow-on funding has been raised in 2022, bringing the 28-year cumulative total, including direct contributions and leveraged funds provided to scientists as a result of initial research funding from One Mind to over $546 million dollars.
One Mind is a leading non-profit catalyzing visionary change through science, business, and media to transform the world’s mental health. Through its disruptive programs, One Mind powers evidence-based solutions to enable all people to succeed in their mental health journeys.
Co-hosts Shari and Garen Staglin, along with their children Brandon and Shannon, former Congressman and One Mind Board Director Patrick J. Kennedy, Congressman Mike Thompson, and the One Mind Board of Directors welcomed over 400 supporters, scientists, and friends to raise support and hope for people facing mental health challenges.
“We continue to be amazed and honored by the incredible generosity of our supporters in this journey,” stated One Mind Co-Founder Garen Staglin. “In the past 28 years, the Music Festival for Brain Health has not only allowed us to raise a significant amount of money, but also raise awareness nationally to support the science and scientists who have accelerated important advances in brain health diagnostics and care.”
This year’s event began with an engaging scientific symposium, featuring keynote speaker Regina E. Dugan, PhD, President & CEO, Wellcome Leap, Inc., as well as Christopher M. Palmer, MD, Director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean Hospital and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. A symposium highlight was the research summary presentations of the three 2022 One Mind COMPASS Pathways Rising Star awardees who spoke about their One Mind funded research projects.
Following the symposium, a tasting of some of the world’s most acclaimed wines took place outdoors on the Staglin Family Vineyard grounds, with hors d’oeuvres provided by Michelin 3-Star Chef Christopher & Martina Kostow of Loveski Deli in Napa. The day continued with two rousing live concert performances by multi award-winning recording artists and One Mind Champions Jewel and Hunter Hayes, followed by an impromptu auction for a guitar with Jewel’s signature and artwork. Bidding was so competitive that Jewel agreed to donate a second guitar, raising $170,000 for the two custom decorated instruments.
Immediately following the concert, VIP guests enjoyed a post-concert dinner created by multi-award-winning Chef Sarah Grueneberg of renowned Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio in Chicago, perfectly paired with Staglin Family Vineyard wines. The spirit of generosity continued with a fund-a-need effort that raised $845,000 to support One Mind’s initiatives.
Donations to One Mind may be made on-line at onemind.org or by sending a check made payable to One Mind at P.O. Box 680, Rutherford, CA, 94573. One Mind is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
Save the date for next year’s 29th Music Festival for Brain Health set to take place on Saturday, September 9, 2023.
For more information, please visit music-festival.org, or contact Candace Thersby at 707-963-4038, or email@example.com. #Music4BrainHealth.
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About One Mind™
Launched in 1995 by Shari and Garen Staglin as their means to “run toward the problem” of their son’s schizophrenia diagnosis, One Mind today catalyzes visionary change through science, business and media to transform the world’s mental health. Through such achievements as enrolling over 10,000 patients in innovative clinical studies and the One Mind at Work initiative that has brought supportive workplace mental health practices to over 7 million employees, One Mind powers evidence-based solutions to enable all people to succeed in their mental health journeys. Brandon Staglin, whose own experiences inspired the creation of the non-profit, now serves as its President, exemplifying the change One Mind seeks in its disruptive initiatives.
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