Saturday night showcase to raise awareness

August 9, 2012 by  

An evening of entertainment in aid of awareness of teen depression and bipolar issues will begin at 6:00 pm this Saturday, August 11. ‘Rebecca’s Dream’ will take place at the Shed, a private music club, located at 1480 Old Deerfield Road, Suite 11, in Highland Park, Illinois. This is less than half an hour’s drive from Evanston.

Rebecca’s Dream is a non-profit organization established by Gail and Norm Cutler, who lost their daughter Rebecca in 2005, at the age of 30, to bipolar disorder and depression. Rebecca’s Dream’s mission is to raise compassion and awareness about these conditions that affect many young people today. With suicide amongst this age group being the third leading cause of death and girls being more likely to attempt it, this group serves as a resource filled with information and support for finding good treatment and recognizing the signs and signals of the disorders.

This is an outdoor recreational event that features appetizers, two guest speakers, live music, fundraising silent auction, prices, and non-alcoholic beverages. Evanston’s Victoria Baum, a clinical professional, will be the featured speaker and Erica Lighthouse, a not-for-profit specialist in depression amongst adolescents, will be providing a teenage speaker to talk from the teen perspective.

Poster printing and flyer printing may have been used to spread the word about this benefit to the community and surrounding regions. Admission to this event is $25. For more information, please visit Rebecca’s Dream website or call Gail Cutler at 312-450-3756.