SAVE THE DATE October 15th, 2015 The SHINE Initiative’s 9th annual Keep Your Mind Open at Mechanics Hall, Worcester MA Two years after Kevin Hines was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (at 19 years of age), he attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of very few […]
Momentum and excitement are building for the SHINE Initiative’s annual “Keep Your Mind OPEN” gala at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on October 15th.
Our keynote speaker – Kevin Hines – is simply one of the amazing and unforgettable speakers you will ever have the opportunity to hear. His remarkable message will remain with you for a lifetime.
Also that evening we will proudly induct the law firm of Seder & Chandler, LLP, Worcester, and the ownership and staff of Orchard Hills Athletic Club, Lancaster, into our Hall of Fame in recognition of their support of mental wellness. LEAD, a student-led initiative with origins at Leominster High School, will be saluted as our “Community Heroes.”
We are also very grateful to the following sponsors for their support of our event and our mission:
AdCare Hospital, Alario Robert C CPA PC, Appleseed Personnel Services, Becker College, Bemis, Catalano Companies, CeltiCare Health, Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Engineering & Data Solutions, Fidelity Bank MA, Fitchburg State University, Leominster Fraternal Order of Eagles, Gagne Enterprises, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital, Heywood Hospital, HMEA, HUB International, Leadership Dynamics, Inc., Lisciotti Development, Medstar Ambulance, Nutter McClennen & Fish, Mount Wachusett Community College, Reliant Medical Group, Saint Vincent Hospital, Seder & Chandler, Telegram and Gazette,Teraverde, Wolf & Company, P.C., Worcester State University, UMass Memorial Medical Center.
For tickets and more information about our gala please call 978-870-1494. ... See MoreSee Less
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We had the wonderful and uplifting experience today of speaking to the students at Leominster High School during a series of assemblies beginning at 7:30am and continuing until shortly after 1:00pm. Thank you to Principal Chris Lord, Coordinator of Therapeutic Services Jenny Mundie, Headmaster Dave Bachant, for welcoming us to the school. Thank you also to Kim Pehi and Angela Wallace for sharing their familiy's personal saga. But a most special "thank you" to the students themselves for their attentiveness as we invited them to join the "conversation about mental health."
Looking forward to meeting with students at the Leominster Center for Excellence tomorrow afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less
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Come join the SHINE Initiative on September 26th at the Johnny Appleseed Festival in Leominster from 9am- 5pm. We will be selling infant, toddler, and youth t-shirts and sweatshirts with a limited supply of adult shirts. The proceeds will be going to benefit children’s mental health. T-shirts are going to be $5 each and sweatshirts $10. There are various colors and prints so be sure to stop by our booth to check them out! The SHINE Initiative is grateful to Julie DeBono of HealthAlliance Hospital, who created this attire to promote the safety and wellness of young people. ... See MoreSee Less
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