Alma Rosa Winery and its owners, Bob & Barb Zorich, are concerned about the prevalence of depression and anxiety conditions in our society today. The Zorichs have a long history of donating their time and resources to mental health organizations around the country, and that support has taken on new relevance in recent months due to the impact of COVID-19 on individuals and communities. To support continuing research into the causes, treatment and cures for these illnesses, Alma Rosa is launching its first annual fundraiser: Peace of Mind—10,000 Steps in the Right Direction. This will be a 10,000 step virtual walk or run, approximately 4.5 miles, across the Alma Rosa estate benefiting two organizations: the Mental Wellness Center and One Mind.
DONATION MATCH: Double Your Support!
Alma Rosa Winery and the Zorichs are matching your donations up to $50,000 ($25,000 each to One Mind and the Mental Wellness Center). Our fundraising goal is $100,000. Mission accomplished! Thank you, thank you to all the participants and donors.
One Mind was founded 25 years ago, and to date, has raised more than $480 million in direct and leveraged funding towards their vision of healthy brains for all. One Mind's mission is to speed up discoveries in brain health through large-scale, open-science research. They bring together the best minds in neuroscience around a collective goal to more effectively diagnose, prevent & treat brain disease and injury. Guided by an expert Scientific Advisory Board, One Mind supports researchers who are willing to share their data, stay focused on the needs of patients, and place clinical tools and improved therapies before academic achievement and journal publishing recognition.
Since 1947, the Mental Wellness Center has been building hope for individuals and families, providing support in recovery and raising awareness of mental health within the Santa Barbara community. This important organization provides mental health education to local students, a residential services program which safely provides a home to more than 100 community members across seven residential sites, and serves individuals & families impacted by mental illness through support groups, employment services and social connection programs like the Fellowship Club, an on-site social day club and safe space with resources for those living with mental health struggles.
The impact of COVID-19 on our society has emphasized the urgent need for support of mental health research and services. Please join us in raising funds for this important cause from Thursday, September 10 to Saturday, October 10, 2020. World Mental Health Day is October 10.
Your registration will include a participant box with an exclusive corkscrew commemorating the event, personal fundraising pages and access to the virtual walk experience at Alma Rosa Winery powered by RunGo. There is no registration fee for this event, but a donation processing fee will be applied at checkout.
|1||Reece & Christine Duca||$15,000.00|
|2||Bob & Barb Zorich Matching Donation||$10,500.00|
|3||Bob & Barb Zorich Matching Donation||$10,107.35|
|7||Bob & Barb Zorich Matching Donation||$4,440.45|
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