Past Fundraising Events benefiting the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation


Chrissy's Wish5th Annual Chrissy's Wish Memorial Golf Outing
Friday, July 22, 2011
Rock Hill Golf & Country Club
Manorville, N.Y. 11949
Featuring BBQ Lunch and Dinner
All proceeds benefit Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Chrissy's Wish was established in memory of Christina Rossi, and to honor all those who continue their struggle with mental illness. Chrissy passed away at the age of 26, suffering from depression and bipolar disorder. As a result of several fundraising events, Chrissy's Wish has raised more than $170,000 for NARSAD aka. Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
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Silver Linings For Loved Ones Family Hike
in memory of Brian Taylor

Saturday, July 23, 2011
Battle Creek Falls trail & Kiwanis Park Pavilion
Pleasant Grove, Utah

Time: 10:15 - 11:30 am:hike; 11:45 - 1:15 pm: bring your own picnic
Join us on a family-friendly hike, floating balloons with silver ribbons, honoring someone you love, and promoting mental health. Registration supports awareness of the Silver Ribbon Coalition and proceeds benefit the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. The Silver Ribbon Coalition advocates the interests of those affected by disorders and disabilities of the brain.
Click here to learn more about Silver Linings for Loved Ones.


Let the Sun ShineJonothan
Let the Sun Shine2.2 Mile Run/Walk for Mental Health
Saturday, April 30, 2011
St. Boniface Parish Center
Cold Spring, Minn.This event was created in the memory of Jonathon James Robbins who ended his own pain after being diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression at the age of 22. Jonathon was the sunshine in his mother’s life and his family wants to do whatever they can to give others hope in their struggle with mental health issues by giving 100% of the proceeds to NARSAD. The 2.2 miles is one more unique way to honor Jonathon and it accommodates both runners and walkers so everyone will be able to participate. There will also be a .4 mile ‘Penguin Trot’ fun run for the kids. If you aren't in our area, you can always order event t-shirts and do a proxy run/walk wherever you may be.

Please visit www.letthesunshinerun.comand find us on Facebook.


   Active Minds

Ursinus Presents
Art Festival to Benefit Schizophrenia Research
in Honor of Jerry

Sunday, May 1, 2011
10am - 4pm
Ursinus College
Kaleidoscope Walkway In Honor of Gerald “Jerry” Zoll
(July 7, 1942-October 1, 2010)In the number of years Jerry attended Social Steps Day program, Jerry was friendly and could often be heard singing, reminiscent of his experience entertaining in various locations. Jerry has a sister and niece who fondly remember him, and many still ask about Jerry and share that they miss him.Featuring crafts, jewelry, fine arts, food and fun for all ages. All proceeds benefit NARSAD.
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 Benefit Concert Benefit Concert for Mental Health

May 13, 2011 - 7:00pm
Daylesford Abbey (Church)The Benefit Concert for Mental Health was initiated in 2009 by Abbey flutist, Donna Morrissey, after her son was hospitalized twice in 2008 for mental health issues. Michael had no health insurance coverage at the time, and the concert assisted in raising funds to offset his increasing medical expenses. The concert received rave reviews and a second concert was held in 2010. This time the proceeds were donated to two major, non-profit, mental health organizations - NARSAD, The Brain & Behavior Research Fund, and NAMI, PA Main Line. For 2011, the decision was made to raise the profile of the concert and widen its appeal. Popular folk artist, Tracy Grammer, who has a strong following in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs, has agreed to be the featured performer for this year's concert. In addition to Ms. Grammer's folk music offerings, the concert provides an eclectic selection of music from classical pieces performed by Donna Morrissey on flute accompanied by pianist, Jim Wade, to contemporary choral arrangements performed by the Daylesford Abbey Choir. Visit the Facebook page!Tickets: $35/person or $60/couple - Ticket price includes the wine and cheese reception.
Tickets can be ordered online through the website:   


Chino Valley
Jason TenniesThe Chino Valley Walk for Mental Health
in memory of Jason Tennies

May 14, 2011 - 10:00am
Ayala Park - intersection of Edison and Central
Chino, Cal.

On September 20, 2010, our son, Jason, suffered what we later identified as a severe schizophrenic break. He was 20 years old, so my wife Linda and I were not permitted to have a voice in his evaluations and care. Early in the morning of September 25, 2010, Jason went for, what had become during that week, one of his routine walks. He never returned. Jason was struck by a car at about 3:30 AM. Out of this tragedy, Linda and I have made it our quest to dispel the all-too-common "shame" that people with mental disorders bear. In addition, we will loudly pronounce that these terrible mental disorders are genetic. They do not result from any of the old blame-based causes. Please join us on May 14, 2011, when the Jason Tennies Memorial Foundation will conduct the CHINO VALLEY WALK FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN MEMORY OF JASON TENNIES. At the Walk we will honor all persons battling with mental disorders and we will honor Jason as a memorial. Proceeds from this event will go to NARSAD, The Brain and Behavior Research Fund.
To register and find out more about the Chino Valley Walk visit our web site at   

Taking Strides Against Mental Illness Fourth Annual Taking Strides Against Mental Illness Walk Walk With Rebecca!

Walk With Us!

May 15, 2011 - 7:00pm
Wild Duck Pond - Saddle River Country Park
Ridgewood, N.J.Bring your family and friends and join us in the fight against the devastating effects of mental illness and the stigma it carries.
Register at:
Check out the new Taking Strides Facebook page as well at:   



Golf Outing19th Annual Michigan NARSAD Golf Classic

Monday, June 13, 2011
Gowanie Golf Club
24770 South River Road
Harrison Township, Michigan 48045Bring your family, friends and business colleagues for a full day of golf, lunch, refreshments, Dinner and Awards.

For more information contact Elizabeth Puleo-Tague at 313-882-1482     




A Father's Journey




A Father's Journey

October 3, 2010 - February 2011
From Savannah, Georgia to Los Angeles, California
Guy Fessenden is running 100 Marathons in 140 days, across the United States from Georgia to California in an effort to raise awareness and funding for schizophrenia research
For more info, please visit
Also check out this event on Facebook
Guy is also posting videos along his journey at:



Johnny LindenbergRemember Johnny
in memory of Johnny Lindenberg

February 12, 2011 - 3pm - 7pm
Cottonwood Clubhouse
2932 North Cottonwood St.
Orange, Cal. 92865

This fundraiser benefits NARSAD research on schizophrenia. Featuring food, games, raffles, drink specials, black jack, and a silent auction!
Tickets: $30 for adults / free for kids!
Visit: purchase tickets or donate

For additional information contact:
Summer Reid at (714) 335-7446 /
Nicole Nicolette at (714) 906-0109 /




Running Free for KWayne

Running Free with K-Wayne 5k Run/Walk

November 13, 2010
Apex, North Carolina

This 2nd Annual Run/Walk 5K is a charity event that has teamed up with NARSAD in the fight against mental illness. The event is in memory of Kyle Wayne DuBose with NARSAD receiving 100% of the proceeds to help fund mental health research. Kyle's family wanted to memorialize him and reach out to others who struggle with the afflictions of mental illness, and because "K-Wayne" found his peace in running, they decided a run/walk was the perfect way to do this. Incredibly, this event has an entry fee of $10 with no online registration. In lieu of any registration costs, participants are asked to make a donation to NARSAD. Please visit and find us on Facebook.  





Carnival for a Cure - a day of fun and games

October 7, 8 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
October 9, 10 - 1:00pm - 10:00pm
October 11 - 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Overpeck Park - Ft. Lee Road - Leonia, NJ 07605

Hosted by Taking Strides Against Mental Illness
Proceeds to benefit NARSAD
Volunteers needed!! Must be at least 18 years old. If interested, please contact Harryet Ehrlich at


Chrissy's WishFourth Annual Chrissy's Wish Memorial Golf Outing

Friday, August 20, 2010
Rock Hill Golf & Country Club
Manorville, NY 11949
Featuring BBQ Lunch and Dinner
All proceeds benefit NARSAD

Chrissy's Wish was established in memory of Christina Rossi, and to honor all those who continue their struggle with mental illness. Chrissy passed away at the age of 26, suffering from depression and bipolar disorder. As a result of several fundraising events, Chrissy's Wish has raised more than $170,000.00 for NARSAD.
To register for this event, click here

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In Memory of Joey McClymont

Sunday, August 8, 2010
American Legions
13050 Washington St. Cedar Lake, Indiana
Featuring food, raffles, music, and activities for all ages

$15 - Adults (24 and up) | $10 - Children (24 and under) and students
All proceeds benefit NARSAD

To purchase tickets, please call one of the family members:
Rebecca Roux (McClymont): 219.712.8468
or Maryann McClymont: 219. 308.8914
Please purchase your tickets prior to the benefit.
To view the flyer for this event, please click here.



Taking Strides Walk
3rd Annual Taking Strides Against MentalIllness

Sunday May 16, 2010
Wild Duck Pond - Saddle River County Park
Ridgewood, NJ
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2nd Annual "Through the Darkness: Fight Depression" Charity Walk

May 16, 2010 - 9:30am - Noon
Livingston Oval, Livingston High School
30 Harp Drive, Livingston NJ 07039





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