Join us on Saturday, February 15th, 2020 as we come together for our annual Mardi Gras Gala in support of raising awareness and acceptance of mental illness. At NAMI Lowcountry, we are dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness, and we need your help to continue growing awareness in our community.
This will be an evening to remember! The Sonesta Resort will be transformed into an authentic Mardi Gras themed venue filled with incredible silent and live auction items, a New Orleans style menu, and a party hosted by Crush Entertainment! Additionally, we are thrilled to share that Hakeem Rahim will be our guest speaker. Hakeem was the first African American valedictorian at his high school, Homecoming King, was accepted into Harvard at the age of 17, and joined their cheerleading squad. Until his world changed. He was eventually diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, and now travels the country educating communities on acceptance of mental illness, and testifies in front of Congress on mental health initiatives. Hakeem is not defined by his illness. He is Hakeem Rahim, and he has bipolar disorder.
Your support and attendance furthers mental health awareness in our community, and gives NAMI Lowcountry the opportunity to continue offering FREE resources to those individuals and families affected be mental illness. Register today to attend!