Heart & Soul's 15th Annual Halloween at Hensville

Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 by: Amanda Billegas | Category: Events

Heart & Soul: Caring for our Community is having it's 15th Annual Benefit to raise awareness for mental illness and help erase the stigma associated with it, on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 6:30p.m.-9:30 p.m. in The Roost at Hensville at 5/3 Field. Proceeds go toward patient facility upgrades for the Wellness Management & Recovery & Education Programs at NOPH (Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital) and the Thomas M Wernert Center, a community center for those living with mental illness that offers peer-driven and focussed programs which address recovery through education, peer support, advocacy, art classes and socialization. Admission is $40/person in advance and $50 at the door. Cost includes dinner, live entertainment, and free parking. Entertainment includes Ross Thompson, Ramona Collins, and the band Distant Cousinz. A silent auction will take place, along with a Live auction by Karen Rose. Costumes are encouraged but not required. There will be a costume contest with prizes for the winners.

This year, we are honored to have Carolyn Ward as our Honorary Chairperson. We are also happy to announce that Shaun Hegarty, 13abc Action News, will be returning as our Emcee for the evening.

To purchase admission for this event, contact Abbey Riley at heartandsoultoledo@gmail.com or 419-764-4387.

You can support the event by attending, donating an auction item, spreading the word, or being an event sponsor. Sponsorship levels range from $100-$2000.

Visit us on the web at www.heartandsoultoledo.com or on Facebook at Heart & Soul: Caring for our Community.

Tony Rasczyk and Sally Binard started this event 15 years ago as a way to raise awareness for mental illness and help erase the stigma associated with it. Having family and friends that live with mental illness, they wanted to show support for them as well as all people living with mental illness. They also wanted to bring people downtown since they both live in downtown Toledo.

Starting with a grassroots effort at Grumpys in 2005 with 100 people and raising over $5300, to 300 people at 5/3 Field and raising $29,000 in 2017. Since it's inception, Heart & Soul has raised over $360,000. One in four people have some form of mental illness. Please help support our event!

Press Release Contact Name: Amanda Billegas
Press Release Contact Email: amanda.billegas@mha.ohio.gov
Press Release Contact Phone: 419-764-4387
Organization Name: Heart & Soul: Caring for Our Community
Website or Link: heartandsoultoledo.com
Organization Address: Toledo, OH