LIPF Celebrates Its Second Year
LIFE IS PRICELESS FOUNDATION GALA (TheLIPF) celebrates its second year in their awareness and fight against depression and suicide at the NYC Surrogates Court Building on October 26th at 8pm with a 1920's theme. Timothy Price established TheLIPF as a way to help others after his brother took his life over depression. Their mission is to issue grants to Medical and Social services specializing in depression and suicide. With only volunteers the charity has raised over $175,000 since inception, and will announce their first grant at the Gala. LIPF premiered a film at last year's gala -youtu.be/c5cytdcp2Wo that won a Hearts in Action Award. The charity is also an official partner of the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, the US's largest bicycle tour, two years running. "We are taking the conversation around depression to a new level," says Price. "Depression is one of the most well documented medical conditions worldwide yet the least spoken about due to societal taboo. When you consider one in four are affected by mental illness in some way, you can begin to understand how we as a society are still ashamed or afraid to talk about depression and mental illness."
Price has brought on board two "TED TALK" keynote speakers: JD Schramm and Kevin Breel to speak to Gala goers. Schramm who is a Stanford Professor attempted to take his own life by jumping off the Manhattan Bridge and survived, Breel an inspiring 20 year old who shares his daily battles with depression publicly around the world. "These are real people!" says Price, "I lost my brother to depression and I want to bring this disease to a comfortable place to talk about in society."
This black tie, period-correct dress gala will run an online auction in advance of the Gala which will feature vintage wines, original artwork, exclusive Broadway tickets and more. Grant winner will be announced at the Gala along with live entertainment by Michael Arenella.
For more information on TheLIPF please log onto lipf.org