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Staglin Family Announces Over $380 Million Dollars Raised to Date

September 17, 2018

RUTHERFORD, Calif. & NAPA VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 17, 2018--The Staglin family celebrated advances in science and a new financial milestone at the 24th annual Music Festival for Brain Health on September 15th in the Napa Valley. This year’s event raised over $6 million to benefit One Mind. In addition, the Staglin family and the One Mind Board of Directors announced that an additional $83 million in follow-up funding has been raised in 2018 bringing the 24-year cumulative total, including direct contributions and leveraged funds provided to scientists as a result of initial research funding from festival proceeds, to over $380 million dollars since 1995. One Mind has become the nation’s leading private-public mental health organization dedicated to curing brain-related diseases, including depression, schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury and bipolar illness, focusing on issues including funding, research, advocacy, open science principles, and anti-stigma.

Co-hosts Shari and Garen Staglin, along with their children Brandon and Shannon, Congressman Mike Thompson, and the Board of Directors welcomed over 500 supporters, scientists, and friends to celebrate life and raise awareness of the causes and cures for physiological brain disorders.

The 24th annual scientific symposium, moderated by Eric Nestler, MD, PhD, Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, began with Tom Insel, MD, co-founder and President of Mindstrong Health and former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, delivering the keynote address. Following Dr. Insel was guest speaker Beth Stevens, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard’s Program in Neuroscience.

The 2018 Rising Star Awards, sponsored by One Mind, Janssen Research & Development, LLC and Inscopix, were presented to Susanne Ahmari, MD, PhD, Paul Jenkins, PhD, and Erin Dunn, ScD, MPH.

A tasting of some of the world’s most acclaimed wines took place in the Staglin Family Vineyard winery caves, with hors d’oeuvres provided by Chef Victor Scargle, Culinary Director of The Boisset Collection.

Jennifer Hudson, OSCAR and two-time GRAMMY award winning artist, took the stage for an intimate concert among the Staglin Vineyard vines.

The post-concert VIP Dinner, supported in part by Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry, featured the cuisine of 3-Star Michelin Chef Christopher Kostow of The Restaurant at Meadowood and The Charter Oak in St. Helena, paired with Staglin Family Vineyard wines. Generosity was evident with an impromptu fund-a-need auction that raised over $610,000 to support the One Mind ASPIRe program.

Donations to the Music Festival for Brain Health may be made on-line at onemind.org or by sending a check to One Mind, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that sponsors the Music Festival. Please mail donations to: P.O. Box 680, Rutherford, Calif., 94573. The date for the 25th Annual Music Festival for Brain Health has been set for Saturday, September 14, 2019.

For more information, please call Cindy Dyar at (707) 963-4038 or email cindy@onemind.org, or visit www.music-festival.org, #Music4BrainHealth.

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