Crack 'em for a Cause
Mental health is a hot topic on the tongues of many as are crawfish this time of year. Recently, they made a perfect combination to feed the minds, bellies and spirits of more than 350 crustacean lovers. Along with event chairs Madeline Mathews and Courtney Blackburn, event supporters helped raise $81,080 at our 7th annual Crack ‘em for a Cause crawfish boil. Attendee generosity and event sponsorships help us keep counseling affordable.
Thanks to fundraisers, donations and grants, we provided nearly 1,500 counseling sessions from January through March 2017 to adults, kids, couples and families. Since Texas remains one of the last states in the country for per capita spending on mental healthcare*, it is crucial for local mental health organizations to offer affordable services. With help from event supporters, we aim to do just that. Enjoying mudbugs never felt so good!
*according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness