GCB fundraiser celebrates mental health champions

Nick Hahn

Nick Hahn

Friday, April 22, 6-9 p.m., Horseshoe Casino

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services is preparing for its 10th annual Champions of Hope fundraiser.

The evening will include dinner, raffles and a silent auction, featuring items such as a week’s stay in a Marco Island, Florida, condo; round-trip airfare for two to Chicago with Ultimate Air Shuttle; and tickets to Reds and Bengals games.

The featured speaker, Alisha Waters, will discuss “The Cost of Untreated Mental Illness.” In 2013, Waters was shot and paralyzed by her estranged husband, who then committed suicide. He had a history of mental illness but refused to take his medication. Waters now is an advocate  for changes to domestic violence laws.

Nick Hahn will be honored as the 2016 Champion of Hope. A retired executive of The Kroger Co., he has served on GCB’s board of directors for nearly 10 years.

Presenting sponsors are Herbal Essences and Western & Southern Financial Group.

Tickets are $85 (or $65 for those 35 or younger).

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