FIG1 The American Psychiatric
Foundation is hosting four events at APA's 2006 annual meeting that will
provide opportunities for learning, relaxation, and supporting the
foundation's programs that advance public understanding of mental illness.
The foundation will kick off the meeting with its annual benefit, which
this year is titled "Toronto Tapestry." It will be held at the
Royal Ontario Museum on Saturday, May 20, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event
will feature the museum's historic art collections, international cuisine,
live music, and the presentation of the Awards for Advancing Minority Mental
Health. Proceeds support the foundation's programs. Tickets are $100 per
person if purchased by April 1 and $125 thereafter. Tickets can be ordered by
phone at (703) 907-8512 or online at<www.psychfoundation.org>.
The benefit is supported by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Co., Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, Pfizer, Shire, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals,
Abbott Laboratories, Cyberonics, Forest Laboratories, Otsuka America
Pharmaceutical, and Professional Risk Management Services.
On Monday, May 22, the Golfers of APA will engage in friendly competition
at its annual golf tournament, which will be held at Angus Glen Golf Club. The
event will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. Registration is $250,
which includes transportation, greens fees, carts, and prizes. All proceeds
benefit the foundation. More information on the course is posted at<www.angusglen.com>.
To enter the tournament, contact Stan Jennings at
or (804) 320-7881.
The foundation's fifth annual "Conversations" event will be
Tuesday, May 23. This year's guest is Mariel Hemingway, a successful model,
actress, author, and mother who will discuss her family connection with mental
illness and its impact on future generations. "Conversations" is
an interactive discussion series that offers psychiatrists an opportunity to
hear unique perspectives on mental illness. The event is supported by an
unrestricted educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.
Baseball fans can enjoy an evening at the ball park and simultaneously
support the foundation's philanthropic work on Tuesday, May 23, or Wednesday,
May 24. First-rate field-level baseline tickets are available through a
special discount offer to watch the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Devil Rays
play in two games. A portion of the cost of each ticket sold is contributed to
the foundation. To order tickets, call Harry Einbinder at (888) 654-6529,
ext.1666, or send an e-mail to
A seating chart and order form are posted at<www.psychfoundation.org>.
The foundation is APA's philanthropic and educational arm. Its mission is
to advance public understanding that mental illnesses are real and can be