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2017-Miners-Lamp-Award

2017 Miner’s Lamp Award dinner

Wednesday March 29, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
at The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, 7th floor, Toronto

ONE IN FIVE CANADIANS WILL EXPERIENCE MENTAL ILLNESS IN THEIR LIFETIME. WE CAN CHANGE THAT.

Mental illness touches us all, directly or indirectly, often with tragic consequences. Fighting mental illness is a battle none of us can win alone, so IAMGOLD Corporation and the University of Toronto are seeking your support to help us raise funds to advance new research into its causes.

Starting at the first Miner’s Lamp Award dinner in 2016, which sold out quickly, we raised $400,000 for the Miner’s Lamp Innovation Fund which has been awarded to two promising research studies at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. On March 29, we will host our second annual Miner’s Lamp Award dinner, with a goal of raising another $400,000 or more. This memorable evening will include:

  • An exclusive gathering of 300 leaders from Toronto’s business and academic communities
  • Cocktails, networking reception, dinner and after party
  • The presentation of the Miner’s Lamp Award to Jamie and Patsy Anderson to honour their lifelong personal and professional commitment to mental health
  • A performance and keynote address by Steven Page, songwriter, storyteller and founder of the Barenaked Ladies, who will talk about his life, work and experiences living with mental illness, and delight us with his songs
  • An opportunity to engage with world-class scientists and leading clinicians

One hundred percent of the proceeds will fund research that significantly advances prevention and early detection of mental illness for adolescents and young people.

What is the Miner’s Lamp Award and why should you support it?

Mental illness is one of the most prevalent, chronic illnesses of our time. Sadly, it has already touched the lives of many of us, directly or indirectly.

Its impact on young people is severe: over 70% of adults with mental illness trace their first symptoms to the ages of 16 to 24.

Created in response to that sobering statistic, the Miner’s Lamp Award campaign is designed to:

  • Raise funds to sponsor breakthrough research into the prevention and early detection of severe mental illness among adolescents and young people. In 2016, we raised $400,000. For details of the research this money funded, click here.
  • Recognize publicly those who work to shed light on the obscure forces of mental illness and erode the stigma attached to it

We believe that by joining forces with individuals and organizations like you, we will be able to make significant improvements over time to the quality of life in our community. We hope you will join us.

To see photos of the 2016 Miner’s Lamp Award evening, click here.

For more information about The Miner’s Lamp Award, contact: jonathan_carson@iamgold.com or katie.rock@utoronto.ca

 

THE MINER’S LAMP INNOVATION FUND
IN THE PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION OF SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS

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