Sally Field, Tom Hanks, Glenn Close, and Gena Rowlands are all among the celebrities who are working towards curing diseases of the brain and eliminating the stigma of mental illness within a decade, as part of the “One Mind For Research” campaign.
The actors attended a “Circle of Hope” Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel last September, capping off a week’s worth of campaigning and fundraising for One Mind and the International Mental Health Research Organization (IMHRO), who held their annual Music Festival for Mental Health on the previous weekend. Together, they have raised over $6.4 million dollars combined in 2012. One Mind is a division of IMHRO.
Two times Academy Award winner and star of the film Lincoln, Sally Field gave a heartfelt presentation about her Emmy-winning performance in Sybil, highlighting the shortage of information available at the time to help her understand her remarkable dramatic portrayal of a woman with multiple personality disorder.
“ONE MIND is a revolutionary approach to a problem that has been avoided for too long – the illnesses of the brain and the stigma that is so often a part of it. We are grateful and honored that these icons of the entertainment world have chosen to add their voices and efforts to ONE MIND’s mission,” said ONE MIND CEO Pete Chiarelli.
Read more about Sally in the latest issue of MiNDFOOD – out now.