And the awards go to…

Dear Flawless Friends,

This week has been all about plans for our inspiring panel discussion with our honorees on April 9th. Their beautiful awards are being designed by our board member and artist extraordinaire, Tara Dixon of Gratitude Designs. To have this group of dynamic humanitarians and clinicians together on one panel talking about courage, hope and science is a Flawless dream to us.

And the awards go to……………….

J. Stuart Ablon PhD, Director of Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital will be receiving the Flawless Revolutionary Award for his commitment to transforming conventional wisdom and care for treating children with behavioral challenges.

Harold S. Koplewicz MD, one of the nation’s leading child and adolescent psychiatrists, author and founding President of the Child Mind Institute, will be receiving the Flawless Media Award for his media efforts and staunch advocacy which has helped make mental health an important cause worthy of broad public support.

Shonda Schilling, author of New York Times Best Seller, The Best Kind of Different: Our Family’s Journey with Asperger’s Syndrome, will be receiving the Flawless Courage Award for her unflinching bravery in sharing her own story that inspires and provides hope to so many people.

Shari and Garen Staglin, founders of the International Mental Health Research Organization, and co-founders of BringChange2Mind with Glenn Close and others, will be receiving the Flawless Philanthropy Award for their extraordinary ongoing generosity to mental health causes and research.

This is an unprecedented gathering of extraordinary leaders in mental health. These conversations are crucial to putting a new face of health, healing, and hope to our Flawless children!

When: Saturday, April 9th, 2011 (4:30 – 7:30 pm)

Where: Otto Khan and James Burden Mansions (1-7 East 91st Street, New York City)

Cost: $250 (Includes panel discussion and champagne reception catered by Chef David Burke)

With Gratitude,

Janine Francolini
Founder/Board Chair

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