The first Benefit for Josh's Journey: A Foundation of Hope will be held Saturday, May 15, at the Frontier Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Wheatfield.
The event will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. and feature live music performed by Glenda and Chaz; a DJ by U Found A Sound; and appearances by the Buffalo Jills Cheerleaders.
Admission includes door prize, food, silent and live auctions, a basket auction, 50/50 split, children's entertainment, cash bar and fun for the whole family. Local mental health organizations will be available to provide information about mental illness.
Tickets are $20 (12 and under free) and are available by contacting Denise or Brian at 731-1331, or by calling Kim or Mike at 731-2228. Tickets are also being sold at the door.
Josh's Journey: A Foundation of Hope was established one year ago following the death by suicide of Wheatfield resident Joshua Skrzypek, at age 21.
The foundation serves the community by providing hope to individuals who suffer from brain-based illnesses, such as depression, bipolar disorder, or other mental illnesses. It is their mission to increase public awareness of mental illness, and to reduce the stigma that oftentimes negatively affects sufferers from seeking and maintaining mental health treatment. Through their mission, they hope to save lives.
Josh's Journey participates in community events, conducts presentations by request, links schools to educational programs, and sponsors trainings on suicide prevention. To learn more about how Josh's story has inspired a community to join together, visit www.joshsjourney.com, or look for them on Facebook.
Come out and support Josh's Journey.