Our 2018 Charity Recipient – The Keith Milano Memorial Fund

Each year we choose a charity recipient. In the last 4 years we have raised well over $10,000 for various charities. We accept all donations for the charity raffles. There are tons of baskets and gifts to choose from and we are happy for more! Tickets are $1 each and available for purchase at the event.

http://restartafrica.org/home/childrens-centre/then-and-now/dan-james-1/ About The Keith Milano Memorial Fund:

The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness. 

Keith’s spirit and laughter is kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental illness and to raise money for education and imperative research. Keith often struggled with society’s perception of mental illness.  Our hope is that by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the stigma and help others to be more open about their disease and in asking for help.

The outpouring of support from the book community for the fund and its mission to raise awareness about mental health has been soul touching! 

We vowed when we lost Keith 13 years ago that he would not go quickly and we are humbled that this community had helped us keep the promise in spades.

This May we will run our 6th Annual Mental Health Awareness Book Fundraiser benefiting The Keith Milano Memorial Fund . 

If you want to know more about Keith or why we do what we do, here is short video/interview where Denise speaks to that! https://vimeo.com/148760740

The Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) http://www.afsp.org.  AFSP is a fully accredited 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with primary offices in New York City. Federal tax ID # is 13-3393329 and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 10545. 

***Note: Denise is from the blog Shhhh….Mom’s reading, and her husband is President of Mitlin Financial, one of our gold sponsors.

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  1. Kindle Alexander says:

    So Great! Yay! <3