MDAO 9th Annual MAD About You Awards Gala
The MAD About You Awards Gala is the signature event of the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario. The gala celebrates the resilience and courage of people living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder and their loved ones.
The gala is attended by over 450 of Toronto’s influential community and business leaders. Recipients of the MDAO HERO, HOPE, PILLAR OF HOPE and HEART Awards are recognized and share their stories of inspiration and hope, for a transformational evening. Funds raised through the gala allow MDAO to continue to serve over 15,000 individuals across Ontario who seek out our free support and recovery programs annually, including Boost Your Mood, WRAP and Laughing Like Crazy.
This year’s MDAO Inspiration Award recipients are:
• Lloyd Robertson, W5 Host and Chief Correspondent at CTV, recipient of the 2013 HERO Inspiration Award, which recognizes a celebrity who uses their public profile to inspire others and help diminish the stigma around mental health through their own story
• Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis, Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto recipient of the HOPE Inspiration Award, which recognizes a health care professional for research, diagnosis or treatment in the area of mood disorders
• Peter Kahnert, SVP, Corporate Communications and Marketing at Raymond James Ltd., recipient of the PILLAR OF HOPE Inspiration Award, which recognizes an individual who works in a corporation and shows outstanding leadership
• Karen Liberman, Mental Health Advisor and former Executive Director of MDAO, recipient of the HEART Inspiration Award, which recognizes an individual who has made a significant impact through supporting someone with a mood disorder along their journey
Find out more at http://www.madaboutyougala.ca