NAMI-GC’s Light the Darkness awards dinner is the annual anniversary event honoring Chicago-area persons who’ve made significant contributions toward improving the lives of those affected by serious mental illness. The gala, which takes place each spring, is an essential source of much-needed financial support for the free programs and services we offer. The dinner traditionally features a live and silent auction, raffle prizes, live music, and a fabulous meal.
Please add your name to our membership roster to be sure you receive an invitation to the event.
Many thanks to everyone who attended Light the Darkness 2013 and made it a record-breaking success!
2013 Light the Darkness Honorees
Gordon B. Nash, Sr. Public Education Award: Cook County Sheriff, Thomas J. Dart, JD
Lieutenant Jeff Murphy CIT Officer of the Year Award: Sgt. Brendan J. McCrudden, Chicago Police Department
Mike Flannery Community Service Award: WBEZ Chicago Public Radio 91.5 FM
Shirley Starr Volunteer of the Year Award: Jessica Rappe, Synergy Creative, Inc.
John M. Davis, MD Researcher of the Year Award: Rebecca Skorek, MA, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority