Feb 152012

Cure Alliance Launches on February 2

Cure Alliance for Mental Illness welcomed an enthusiastic crowd Feb. 2 at our official launch at PeaceLove Studios in downtown Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and we would like to thank all our supporters who made the evening possible!

A raffle for artworks and other items, along with donations at the door, raised $1300, as participants enjoyed jazz piano music from Keith Munslow and a variety of foods donated by local restaurants or made by friends.

Cure Alliance co-founder Robin Cunningham (learn more about Robin  and co-founder Hakon Heimer here) described the need for an organization focused on increasing research for better treatments for mental disorders. He also previewed some of the details about his new memoir, soon to be released under Cure Alliance’s own publishing venture. (See more photos of our launch party here).

In addition to publishing Robin’s startling memoir of experiencing psychosis as a 13-year-old boy in Spokane, Washington, plans for Cure Alliance in the upcoming year are to increase our web presence, develop educational messaging about mental illnesses, build partnerships with existing mental illness organizations, and seek funding to support an advocacy office in Washington, DC.

As a national organization, we’re planning more fundraisers and friendraisers around the country in the next year—plans are already underway for events in Dobbs Ferry, NY, Princeton, NJ, and Pittsburgh. As with our recent party in Rhode Island, the purpose of these events is to introduce the organization to people who want to help, while also raising some money for start-up costs.

For general questions about Cure Alliance for Mental Illness, contact Hakon Heimer, 401-369-4017, hakon@curealliance.org. Also, please check out and “like” our Facebook page here.

 February 15, 2012
© 2012 Cure Alliance for Mental Illness.