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CELEBRATION DINNER WITH MARIEL HEMINGWAY

PURCHASE DINNER TICKETS

PURCHASE MARIEL HEMINGWAY BOOK SIGNING RECEPTION TICKETS (Dinner included) 

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SUPPORTING OUR MISSION EACH YEAR


Held annually each September during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, i understand hosts a gala in Grand Rapids, Michigan to support our mission. This dinner celebration includes a live music performance, engaging speakers and the presentation of Butterfly Awards, i understand's recognition of people in the community making a positive difference in the lives of others while working to eliminate stigma and judgement. Congratulations to our Butterfly Award recipients (pictured above throwing i understand t-shirts):
Craig Welch IV - 2015 (left)
David Buth - 2016 (right)

The "Love Heals" Lecture Series signature event is an evening with a celebrity mental health advocate and speaker to raise awareness and funds for i understand's mission and work in the community. Academy Award nominated actress, author, and mental health advocate Mariel Hemingway is the keynote speaker for the 2017 Celebration Dinner.  

SPECIAL 'FUN'DRAISERS



i understand held a spring break themed event with Maui Jim at the Grand Rapids Yacht Club in East Grand Rapids, Michigan on March 9, 2017. Attendees received a stylish pair of Maui Jim sunglasses while supporting i understand!
Special thanks to our "Sunglasses at Night" event sponsors:

     

    Wynne Marketing, Inc.
    Essence Restaurant Group
    Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
    Harvey Lexus Cadillac
    Nighthawk Food & Spirits Catering
    David & Mary Bloye - Grand Rapids Yacht Club Hosts

     

    THIRD PARTY EVENTS

    Are you interested in helping support our mission? Host your own fundraiser to benefit i understand! For more information and ideas, contact us. Email: emily@iunderstandloveheals.com