Starry Night 2021

October 24, 2021 | 2PM - 7PM

Starry Night is now VIRTUAL!

Someone in the Crowd… possibly a loved one, a friend, a coworker, a child…is living with bipolar disorder and in need of resources, hope, and connection. IBPF is here to support our community toward a path to wellness and we need your help now, more than ever.

Now we can all gather VIRTUALLY on Sunday, October 24th between 2-7pm in three time zones! Stay tuned for more details. You never know whose life you will touch!

Featured Speaker: Tamu Lewis

Tamu Lewis, MBA, is the Co-Founder and Board President of the Lee Thompson Young (LTY) Foundation , a non-profit organization dedicated to mental health education. She founded the LTY Foundation as a living legacy to her brother, actor, Lee Thompson Young, whom she lost to suicide in 2013.  Knowing that her brother struggled with bipolar disorder and suffered in silence, Tamu is passionate about promoting mental wellness in schools, communities, and organizations.  Her personal experience in helping families cope with mental illness includes her relationship with her mother-in-law and her oldest daughter, both of whom live with diagnosed mental illnesses. Tamu has gained invaluable life lessons and practical solutions to the challenges faced by families seeking to support their loved ones in times of mental and emotional crises.

In memory and honor of Lee Thompson Young

Emcee: Raoul Martinez

 

Morning News Anchor Raoul Martinez is thrilled to be in Southern California. Raoul got into this business to do sports but was quickly drawn to the news side.

Before joining FOX 5, Raoul spent six years working at WESH, the NBC affiliate in Orlando, Florida. While there, he was part of an award-winning news team that received a Peabody Award and a Columbia DuPont Award, and also appeared on CNN, The Today Show and MSNBC. Before his time in Orlando, Raoul was an anchor at KESQ, the ABC affiliate in Palm Springs.

Raoul left Cuba with his family at the age of seven. Once in the U.S., he started watching TV news, which helped him learn to speak his new language.

Martinez is passionate about mentoring young kids and he considers it an honor to represent the Hispanic community.

Committee Members:

Tanya Griffiths

Jodi Queen

Lauren Kelly

Patricia Bosvay Browne

Cynthia Clark Porter

Debbie Brown

 

Stay tuned for more exciting details!

Download our Starry Night Sponsorship Form here.

Download our Starry Night In-Kind Donation Form here.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital

Swenson Advisors

Rady Children’s Hospital

Neurocrine Biosciences

International OCD Foundation

Bipolar Links

Bassett Furniture

Union Bank

The Quell Foundation

 

Walter and Susan Berger

Mike and Tanya Griffiths

Brendan Cassidy and Brooke Rowland

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