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An Evening with
Friday, August 12th
7:00 — 9:00 PM
Old Whaling Church, Edgartown
In Benefit of:
The Joseph Jerome Memorial Fund
The New Paths Recovery Program of
Martha's Vineyard Community Services
About Patrick J. Kennedy
The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the nation’s leading political voice on mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases. During his 16-year career representing Rhode Island in Congress, he fought a national battle to end medical and societal discrimination against these illnesses, highlighted by his lead sponsorship of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008--and his brave openness about his own health challenges.
The son of Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy, he decided to leave Congress not long after his father’s death to devote his career to advocacy for brain diseases and to create a new, healthier life and start a family. He has since founded the Kennedy Forum, which unites the community of mental health, and co-founded One Mind for Research, a global leader in open science collaboration in brain research. Kennedy is also the co-author of “A Common Struggle,” which outlines a bold plan for the future of mental health in America.
Patrick lives in New Jersey with his wife, Amy, and their four children.
To learn more about Patrick’s work, visit: www.patrickjkennedy.net
Please contact Martha's Vineyard Community Services.
Jessica Rogers, Development Coordinator