MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION TO HONOR AWARD-WINNING TV CORRESPONDENT
BOB WOODRUFF AT AUGUST EVENING IN SARATOGA
Miraculous Recovery from Traumatic Injury in Iraq Led to Tireless Work Helping Returning Veterans
ALBANY – The Mental Health Foundation will honor award-winning TV journalist Bob Woodruff at its annual August Evening in Saratoga, Monday August 18 at the Saratoga National Golf Course.
Woodruff, whose miraculous recovery from traumatic brain injury suffered while on assignment for ABC TV in Iraq in 2006, will be recognized for his outstanding work with the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The Bob Woodruff Foundation helps returning veterans address their life challenges, including mental health issues.
First Lady of Saratoga Marylou Whitney and former New York State First Lady Matilda Raffa Cuomo are the Honorary co-Chairs of the event. Event Details >
A TRULY SPECIAL EVENING IN NEW YORK
The Mental Health Foundation honored Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D, one of the world's leading voices on mental health at its recent Special Evening in New York. Recipients of the Foundation's It's Okay to Talk About It grant program were also announced at the gathering which was hosted by Foundation board member and former New York First Lady Matilda Raffa Cuomo.
Pictured l to r, Dr. Lieberman, Christina Rajotte, Equinox, Inc.; Heather Burack, Good Shepherd Services; Anna Maria Maritato, Foudantion Board Vice President; Sr. Paulette LoMonaco, Good Shepherd Services; Linda Van Meter, East Stroudsburg State University of Pennsylvania; Mrs. Cuomo; Stephen Madarasz, Foundation Board President.
Mental Health Foundation announces 2014
“It’s Okay to Talk About It” grants
The Mental Health Foundation has announced its 2014 “It’s Okay to Talk About It” grant recipients. Seven projects designed to reach young adults through a peer-to-peer approach will share $25,000 in funding.
The grant program was suggested to the Foundation by Marylou Whitney and her husband John Hendrickson. The grant recipients were announced at the Foundation’s Special Evening in New York.