The 2023 Legacy of Champions Luncheon was held on May 17, 2023. The event was a tremendous success featuring Henry Winkler as the keynote speaker and more than 700 supporters in attendance.
Plans are currently underway to host the 13th Annual Legacy of Champions in May, 2024. Details about the date and location will be released in September. Please check back to this page for updates.
Right now, mental health awareness and access to treatment is at the forefront of the public health community. With 1 in 5 individuals experiencing a mental illness, and suicide becoming the leading cause of death among those ages 10-14, and access to mental health services being incredibly limited, it is no wonder the U.S. Surgeon General declared mental health the biggest health concern in the United States. Those in anguish and pain are our family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors, all searching for a place to turn, all believing that they are alone.
Since 1946, the Mental Health Association of Central Florida has been the leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of the uninsured living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. As we emerge out of the pandemic, you have heard, through the media, of the unprecedented mental health needs in our community. In 2021-22, our Outlook Clinic, nearly tripled the number of free psychiatric visits we provided to the uninsured, reaching 2,969 patients. The reality is, unfortunately, that despite this growth, we need our community’s continued support so we can reach out to the thousands more suffering in silence, with no access to essential mental healthcare.
We hope you will consider joining us for the Legacy of Champions Luncheon in May, 2024!