Donors raised more than $125,000 in June at the annual St. Joe’s Plate to support better mental health care. More than 350 guests came out to support the cause, including our lead supporters the Armstrong/Barnicke Family, Barometer, Beth and Andy Burgess, and other generous sponsors. This year’s funds will help improve the central reception area of our mental health inpatient unit.
The St. Joe’s Plate Committee had another big win later in the month as they celebrated the opening of Lauren’s Lounge, a beautiful new space for patients who require longer stays at St. Joe’s for mental illness. Lauren’s Lounge is named in memory of Lauren Whelan who lived with mental illness and passed away in
Lauren’s aunt, Mary Anne Demonte-Whelan, is the chair of the St. Joe’s Plate Committee, and Lauren’s mother, Linda D’Eon, is a volunteer. They, along with a group of passionate volunteers, have now raised $2.5 million for mental health care!
Lauren’s Mother, Linda D’Eon (left) pictured opening Lauren’s Lounge with St. Joe’s Plate chair Mary Anne Demonte-Whelan (right)
Lauren’s Lounge, now open