NAMI Chicago’s annual Awards Dinner, Light the Darkness 2018 will take place on Thursday, April 19th beginning at 5:00 pm at The Geraghty!

Light the Darkness is where we come together to illuminate the path to change. Our conversations create understanding. Our support dismantles the stigma. And our collective spark ignites empowerment and recovery. Light the Darkness recognizes incredible advocates as this year’s honorees. We are so grateful to all who support this inspirational evening.

2018 Light the Darkness Honorees

  • Public Education of the Year Award: Dr. Colleen Cicchetti, Executive Director, Center for Childhood Resilience at Lurie Children's Hospital
  • Faith Based Leader of the Year Award: Pastor Christopher Harris, Founder and CEO, Bright Star Community Outreach
  • Community Health Advocate of the Year Award:  Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, Executive Director, Cook County Department of Corrections
  • CIT Officer of the Year Award: Lt. Antoinette Ursitti, Chicago Police Department

We were honored to announce this year’s Honorary Chair, Tresa Dunbar Garrett, President of The Chicago (IL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated!

Purchase tickets to Light the Darkness 2018!

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amanda Espitia.

View the Photo Gallery from Light the Darkness 2017.