2013 Bell of Hope Award Dinner
May 9, 2013
Sheraton Society Hill Hotel Philadelphia
6 pm Cocktail Reception / 7 pm Award Program Begins
The Bell of Hope Award event is the region's opportunity to recognize leaders who make important and lasting contributions to improving the lives of adults, children, youth and family members challenged by mental health issues. The Bell of Hope Award is the Southeastern Pennsylvania region's most significant public acknowledgement of career or organizational accomplishments in the mental health arena.
Three Individuals were honored at this year's Award Dinner:
Bell of Hope Award: Carol Ashton-Hergenhan, Board Chair, Friends Hospital
Peer Leadership Award: Berta Britz, Coordinator, CPS Internship Program,
Creating Increased Connections
Lifetime Achievement Award: William Chambers, Deputy Mental Health Program Administrator
Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health
The Mental Health Bell
For the first time ever, the Mental Health Bell – a powerful symbol of hope – will be on display at the Bell of Hope Award Dinner. The Bell is cast from the iron chains and shackles that, in the early days of asylums, were barbarously used as restraints; the chains and shackles were melted down for this purpose. Now the symbol of Mental Health America, the 300-pound Bell reminds us that individuals with mental health conditions are still bound by prejudice and discrimination. The inscription on the Bell reads, “Cast from shackles which bound them, this bell shall ring out hope for the mentally ill and victory over mental illness.”
Ways to support the Bell of Hope Event
You can support our event through ticket or table purchases, advertisements in our program book, and sponsorships.
* Platinum $12,000 - Please call 267-507-3900 to coordinate donations of this level