1 in 3 people will suffer brain illness or injury in their lifetime.
Brain diseases and injuries cost society as much as $2 TRILLION per year in the US and EU.
Brain disorders and injuries cost society more than cancer and cardiovascular disease COMBINED.
1.7 MILLION Americans have Autism.
1.7 MILLION Americans suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury every year.
Approximately 1 million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease.
Over 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease.
For every soldier killed in war in 2012, about 25 veterans took their own lives.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH AND DISABILITY in America.
By 2023, over 46 million American adults will suffer from a mental disorder.
53,000 Americans die every year due to Traumatic Brain Injury.
8 teenagers die EVERY DAY in the US from TBI.
Neurological disorders constitute 12% of total deaths globally each year.
There are 5 MILLION Americans living with TBI-related disabilities.
Mental disorders make up 35% of the cost of all non-communicable diseases worldwide.
5.3 MILLION Americans have lifelong disabilities due to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Direct and indirect cost of TBI is $76 BILLION per year in the US.
Nearly 8% of the US population suffers from POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS in their lifetime.
300,000 soldiers suffer TBI and/or PTS.
Women are about twice as likely as men to develop PTSD.
There is 1 military suicide per day in the US.
FOUR people commit suicide EVERY HOUR in the United States.
In the U.S., serious mental illness causes earnings loss of $193.2 billion annually.
90% of suicide victims have a TREATABLE MENTAL DISORDER.
Nearly 10% of people with SCHIZOPHRENIA commit suicide.
Number one sport per capita for traumatic brain injury is GIRLS SOCCER.
HALF A MILLION children under 14 go to the emergency room every year for TBI.
Funding for brain research from government and pharmaceutical companies is DECREASING EVERY YEAR.
Someone develops Alzheimer’s Disease EVERY 68 SECONDS.
Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH in US adults.
Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults.
TBI patients are up to 5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
Medicaid and Medicare spend $130 BILLION per year on Alzheimer’s patients.
One in 10 high school athletes involved in contact sports sustain a concussion each year.
Over 400,000 Americans have Multiple Sclerosis.
An athlete who sustains a concussion is 5 times more likely to sustain a second concussion.
People with TBI are nearly twice as likely to report binge drinking.
The lowest rates of Multiple Sclerosis are in countries nearest to the EQUATOR.
20% of U.S. troops returning from combat tours show symptoms of PTSD or major depression.
DEPRESSION is the LEADING CAUSE of disease burden in the U.S.
Nearly 7% of American adults had a MAJOR DEPRESSIVE EPISODE in the past 12 months.
81.1 million people will be affected by dementia by 2040.
Over 2 MILLION Americans over the age of 18 suffer from BIPOLAR DISORDER.
About one in 10 individuals will have at least one epileptic seizure in their lifetime.
TBI victims are 50% more likely to suffer from depression.
Over 2 MILLION Americans have SCHIZOPHRENIA.
Among people with MS, physical disability contributes to a nearly 70% unemployment rate.
The annual medical cost of Schizophrenia in the US is OVER $32B.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Glenn Close, Sally Field, and Gena Rowlands Scheduled to Appear at Historic Beverly Hills Hotel

Seattle, WA - On September 19, 2012, One Mind for Research will present the Circle of Hope dinner and entertainment gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel to benefit its goal of curing diseases of the brain within 10 years. Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks will serve as host and Master of Ceremonies. Co-hosts for the star-studded evening include One Mind CEO General (Ret.) Peter Chiarelli; Dr. David Feinberg; Dustin Hoffman; former US Congressman Patrick Kennedy; Lori and Michael Milken; Stewart Resnick; and Shari and Garen Staglin.

Two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field will discuss her Emmy-winning performance in “Sybil,” followed by four-time Emmy winner Gena Rowlands discussing in “The Notebook” and her Oscar-nominated turn in “Women Under the Influence.”

Glenn Close, a mental health advocate and one of the most lauded actresses of her generation, - winner of multiple Emmy, Tony, and Golden Globe Awards and a six-time Academy Award nominee – will perform an original monologue. Close will also share the mission and activities of Bring Change 2 Mind, the organization she co-founded to eliminate the pervasive stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness.


Sponsorship and Ticket Offerings to include:
Premier Seating (table of ten)
Platinum-level seating (table of ten)
Gold-level seating (table of ten)
Silver-level seating (table of ten)
Platinum-level seating (one ticket)
Gold-level seating (one ticket)
Silver-level seating: (one ticket)
CALL: (707) 963-4038 or EMAIL: info@1mind4research.org

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We hope you will join us for this exciting event and important cause. We have put together a special night of performances and conversation designed to highlight our vision: curing brain disease within ten years.
Kindest Regards,
One Mind Circle of Hope Host Committee

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