London, Ontario, February 6, 2020 - David Sheff will share his journey as a father
through his son's addiction and battle with an undiagnosed mental illness at this
year's Breakfast of Champions. David Sheff is the bestselling author of Beautiful
Boy, a book recently made into a film starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.
"Anyone who has lived through it, or those who are now living through it, knows
that caring about an addict is as complex and fraught and debilitating as addiction
itself." ― David Sheff, Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
Breakfast of Champions is presented by St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation in partnership
with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Middlesex. The event is a celebration
of those making great strides to advance mental health in London and beyond. It
is also the largest and longest running event of its kind in Southwestern Ontario,
attracting an audience of more than 1,200 attendees each year.
When: Friday, May 8, 2020 from 7 to 10 a.m.
Where: RBC Place London
Tickets for the event can be purchased for $85 per person or $850 for a table of
ten by calling 519-646-6085 or visiting sjhcfoundation.org/breakfast-champions.
Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex
The Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex provides community-based mental
health services, housing supports, outreach and education through many locations
across London, Middlesex, Strathroy, Exeter and Goderich. We promote mental wellness
through responsive and innovative services and empower individuals on their recovery
journey. The vision of CMHA Middlesex is an inclusive community with mental health
and wellbeing for all.
St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation
St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation gathers, grows and grants philanthropic funds
to enable St. Joseph's Health Care London to pursue excellence in care, teaching
and research. Through donor support, the foundation contributes to advances in the
delivery of patient care, specialized equipment, research initiatives and capital
funds at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkwood Institute, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term
Care, Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care and Lawson Health Research
Institute. As one of the largest charitable organizations in Southwestern Ontario,
St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation is an accredited member of Imagine Canada's
Standards Program, which recognizes the foundation's commitment to ethical fundraising
and donor accountability.