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John P. Mayhugh Foundation Announces Inaugural Hero's Journey Gala: November 15, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

The release announces the launch of a Hero's Journey Gala for the John P. Mayhugh Foundation; whose mission is to reshape the national narrative to a more holistic approach to “brain health.” The Gala supports the JPMF mission to address systemic barriers to recovery and improve outcomes for those suffering from post-traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and addiction.

Washington, DC, September 13, 2018 --( The John P. Mayhugh Foundation (JPMF), today announced the 2018 Hero’s Journey Gala, an evening to be held at the Arena Stage in Washington DC, November 15, 2018. The gala will be attended by veteran, community, and congressional leaders and will feature the inaugural presentation of the Hero’s Journey Award, to be given each year to an individual exemplifying leadership and dedication to the JPMF mission in the veteran community.

JPMF Founder and President Mary Lowe Mayhugh states, “Our vision is to expand the national conversation by bringing together thought leaders in government, industry, academia, and healthcare to shape holistic strategies that address the root causes of brain health issues; and to improve recovery outcomes for our military veterans and families impacted by PTS, TBI, addiction, and suicide.”

The gala will unveil JPMF’s nationwide campaign “Let’s Talk About It,” which is focused on reducing stigma and making brain health part of total health. “It is more critical than ever to talk about the lack of effective strategies and the stigma associated with brain health issues. The Foundation’s 'Let’s Talk About It' campaign is designed to bring this discussion out in the open and engage community leaders in the government and private sector to change the way we think about brain health conditions,” said Mayhugh.

Attendees will hear remarks from experts in this space; highlighting alternative therapies, available resources, and the critical barriers that must be addressed.

A silent auction will feature the sale of veteran art and other exclusive items.

JPM Public Affairs: Paula Huff

JPM Sponsorship and Development: Andrew Lloyd

The John P. Mayhugh Foundation is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization registered in the District of Columbia in 2017. The Foundation has embarked on a mission to address systemic barriers to recovery and improve outcomes for veterans and their families battling post-traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and addiction.
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