Sunshine From Darkness awards funds for native psychological well being companies and analysis

(From l-r) Heather Todd, government director of Teen Court docket of Sarasota; Jeffrey Peterson, president of Sunshine From Darkness/Lee & Bob Peterson Basis and board member of the Mind & Conduct Analysis Basis; and Erin Minor, CEO of Harvest Home

SARASOTA, FL – In January of 2023, Sunshine From Darkness – a nonprofit group devoted to the funding of native psychological well being and habit companies and applications, and psychological well being analysis – held its annual Inspiring Hope Dinner on the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota; over 380 have been in attendance. The occasion grossed greater than $200,000, with proceeds to be designated towards the mission of Sunshine From Darkness, the native psychological well being companies of Harvest Home and Teen Court docket of Sarasota, and cutting-edge analysis funded by the Mind & Conduct Analysis Basis.

In early August, Sunshine From Darkness representatives met with the leaders of Harvest Home and Teen Court docket of Sarasota for a ceremonial verify presentation; the 2 organizations and the Mind & Conduct Analysis Basis every obtained $26,000 to assist psychological well being companies and analysis. Sunshine From Darkness will use the steadiness for its advocacy, training and program initiatives.

Work is underway on the 2024 Inspiring Hope Dinner, which takes place on January 12 on the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. Keynote speaker shall be American comic, actor, producer, and author Tom Arnold, who will discuss his journey with anxiousness and longtime battle with habit. The night may also characteristic the bestowing of the 2024 Lee and Bob Peterson Legacy Award to Bunny Skirboll – the founding father of Compeer of the Gulf Coast – and reside leisure. Tickets are $350 and quite a few sponsorships are nonetheless out there. To inquire concerning the 2024 Dinner or to turn out to be a sponsor, contact Marlene Hauck (941-504-6717 or marlene@sunshinefromdarkness.org) or go to sunshinefromdarkness.org.

The group may also current “Step Into the Gentle: A Psychological Well being Summit,” a free occasion that can empower attendees to be taught new coping abilities, promote psychological well being wellness, and cut back the stigma of psychological sickness. The Summit will happen Saturday, October 28 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Robarts Area (3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota). Go to stepintothelight.sunshinefromdarkness.org for extra data and to register.

Based as a subsidiary of the Lee and Bob Peterson Basis, Sunshine From Darkness hosts occasions all year long that deliver psychological well being and habit consciousness and training to the forefront of the neighborhood, offering professionals and philanthropists with the chance to interact with the broader psychological well being neighborhood. Its mission is to lift consciousness of psychological well being and habit problems and erase the stigma of each.

For extra about Sunshine From Darkness, go to sunshinefromdarkness.org.

About Sunshine From Darkness
Sunshine From Darkness is a nonprofit group devoted to elevating funds for native charities that present well being and habit dysfunction companies within the Sarasota neighborhood and funding cutting-edge psychological well being analysis. Based as a subsidiary of the Lee and Bob Peterson Basis, Sunshine From Darkness hosts occasions all year long that deliver psychological well being and habit consciousness and training to the forefront of the neighborhood, offering professionals and philanthropists with the chance to interact with the broader psychological well being neighborhood. Its mission is to lift consciousness of psychological well being and habit problems and erase the stigma of each. Go to sunshinefromdarkness.org.


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