Breakfast of Champions
Featuring Bestselling Author David Sheff
David Sheff is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction, a book later made into a major motion picture starring Steve Carell. David Sheff will share his journey as a father through his son’s descent into addiction and battle with an undiagnosed mental illness.
Breakfast of Champions is the largest and longest running event of its kind in Southwestern Ontario, attracting an audience of more than 1,200 attendees each year. Since 2007, the event has contributed towards a greater awareness and understanding of topics related to mental health and wellness. Each year we celebrate those who go above and beyond to advance mental health and wellness in our region through the Champion of Mental Health Awards.
Event Update: June 24, 2020
As you know, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March led St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation and the Canadian Mental Health Association London Middlesex to postpone the original date of May 8 for the 2020 Breakfast of Champions event. After much consideration and consultation, we now believe it is wise to reschedule the event entirely to Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at RBC Place London. The event format, including guest speaker, David Sheff, will remain the same.
Rescheduling this year’s Breakfast of Champions has the unfortunate consequence of not being able to raise critical funds for local youth mental health care through the MINDS project. This is unfortunate timing because we anticipate that this period of social isolation and uncertainty will lead to increased demand for mental health care services.
So, I am delighted to share that our event’s title sponsor, Finch Auto Group stepped up to convert their 2020 sponsorship into a charitable donation in support of the MINDS project at St. Joseph’s. Their generosity has since been matched by other sponsors, including Clintar Landscape Management and Kelland Portfolio Management Group, as well as many ticket purchasers, enabling more than $140,000 to be directed to our programs in youth mental health, to ensure we can meet this pressing need, particularly during this time.
Please take a moment to watch this heartwarming message:
“This is a challenging time for young people. As an organization that prides itself on supporting each other, our team at Finch Auto Group knew we needed to step up for mental health through the impactful work happening at St. Joseph’s Health Care London.”
President of Finch Auto Group
Youth mental health is a serious and important issue in our community, one made even more challenging during a pandemic. Your generous support, especially now, means so much. If you can help in this effort, please call us at the Foundation at 519-646-6085, or visit our website to learn more about how you can donate to the MINDS program.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Main Event: 7 to 9 AM
Panel Discussion: 9 to 10 AM
$85 per person | $850 for a table of 10
Tickets go on sale early 2021.
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