3rd Annual DC Gala Tickets
Thursday, February 9, 2017
6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $500 per seat
The evening will include a private reception with the DC Leadership Council, the Ashley Board of Directors, and Ashley Executive Staff, followed by a full course seated dinner and dessert bar, a program, and a silent auction (at the event and online). This is an evening not to be missed! Proceeds from this annual gathering benefit the Ashley Patient Treatment Scholarship Fund.
Online Auction Now Live!
The online portion of the auction will run through February 7, 2017 and will conclude with at the event. Auction items include
Keynote Speaker: Patrick J. Kennedy
Patrick J. Kennedy has dedicated his life to improving the lives of people around the world who are experiencing mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases.
During his 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving Rhode Island’s First Congressional District, Patrick fought to end discrimination against mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases. He is best known as the lead sponsor of the groundbreaking Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. The Parity Law requires insurance companies to treat mental health diseases including depression and addiction, the same as body diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
Another one of Patrick’s greatest achievements was sharing his own narrative in The New York Times bestseller, A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction.
Emcee: Susan Cheever
Susan Cheever is an acclaimed, best-selling author whose fifteen published books and dozens of essays have built on the brilliant legacy of her father, the novelist and short story writer John Cheever. Her latest book, about American history as seen through the lens of alcoholism, Drinking in America. Our Secret History, was released in October of 2015. She has written for many magazines and newspapers including The New Yorker, The New York Times and Newsday ultimately winning a 1997 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. She has also taught at Yale, Sarah Lawrence, Brown University, the New School and Bennington.