Stare down the stigma

I’ve put painting on ‘pause’ for a few weeks while my focus shifts towards helping to raise awareness of MDAO and their MAD About You Gala. The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario is a federally registered charity that offers support to individuals living with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.

The MAD About You Gala is the signature event of the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario. The event, which is attended by over 450 of Toronto’s influential community and business leaders has since its inception raised in excess of $1.9 million dollars. These funds allow the MDAO to serve the more than 15,000 individuals across Ontario who seek out FREE support and recovery programs from the Mood Disorders Association annually. The goal this year is to raise $500,000 in revenue that will be designated towards supporting and expanding the eight recovery programs (including Boost Your Mood, WRAP and Laughing Like Crazy). MDAO continues to support and introduce innovative programs and events designed to build awareness and stare down the stigma associated with mental illness. Please consider attending their Gala on February 9, 2013. See you there!