Reserve your tickets now to watch the San Diego Padres take on the
Chicago Cubs in a three-game series from May 22 to 24. Ticket information is
Joanne DiBona, SDCVB
The American Psychiatric Foundation is hosting four events at APA's 2007
annual meeting that will provide opportunities for networking, recreation, and
supporting the foundation's programs.
The foundation will kick off the meeting with its 2007 annual benefit,
"Celebrate San Diego!," which will be held at the San Diego
Wine and Culinary Center on Saturday, May 19, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event
will feature a California-wine tasting, regional cuisine, live music, a silent
auction, and presentation of the awards for advancing minority mental
Event proceeds support the foundation's programs to advance public
understanding that mental illnesses are real and treatable. Tickets are $100
per person if purchased by April 1 and $125 per person 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,
Forest Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, Solvay
Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Laboratories, Cyberonics, Eli Lilly, Otsuka America
Pharmaceutical, and Professional Risk Management Services.
On Monday, May 21, the annual tournament of the Golfers of APA will
be held at the top-rated Maderas Golf Club. The tournament will begin at 8
a.m. with a shotgun start. The registration fee is $210, which includes
transportation to the course, greens fees, carts, lunch, and prizes. Golf-club
rental is available for $70. Event proceeds will benefit the foundation. More
information about the course is posted at<www.maderasgolf.com>.
APA members interested in entering the tournament should contact Stan Jennings
by e-mail at
or phone at (804) 320-7881.
The foundation's sixth annual "Conversations" event will
be held on Tuesday, May 22, at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina. This
year's guest is Brooke Shields, an actress and former model who will share her
personal story of postpartum depression and recovery and the ensuing publicity
after actor Tom Cruise discussed Shields' situation in the media (see
Conversations" is an interactive discussion series that offers
psychiatrists an opportunity to hear unique perspectives on mental illness.
The event is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from
Baseball fans can enjoy some fun while supporting the philanthropic work of
the foundation on Tuesday, May 22; Wednesday, May 23; or Thursday, May 24. The
San Diego Padres will play the Chicago Cubs in a three-game series at
Petco Park. For every ticket sold, $5 will be contributed to the foundation.
Tickets can be ordered online at<www.padres.com/groups>.
The username is APA, and the password is PADRES. Additional information is
The American Psychiatric Foundation is the philanthropic and educational
arm of APA. The foundation's mission is to advance public understanding that
mental illnesses are real and can be effectively treated. ▪