What: The Hope and Healing Center & Institute's third annual Chrysalis Occasion Award Luncheon.
Where: Bagby Parish Hall at St. Martin's Episcopal Church.
The 411: Elizabeth McIngvale, daughter of famed furniture man Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale and Liz McIngvale, shared the powerful story of her battle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and how she defeated it, eventually earning a Ph.D. in social work. Her parents served as honorary chairs and Mattress Mac gave his perspective on the impact the illness had on her family. Elizabeth said that she was sharing her story in order to help erase the stigma of mental illness and encourage others to seek help. She also spoke about her non-profit, the Peace of Mind Foundation, which works to improve the quality of life of OCD sufferers and their caregivers. Elizabeth was presented with the Chrysalis Occasion Award.
The luncheon was chaired by Liz and Matt Rotan.
Who: Among the 400 guests were Helen Perry, Patti Hatton, Bonnie Weekly, Sidney Faust, Susan Baker, Pat Pontierre Judi McGee, Liz and Rob Andrews, Beverly and Tom Fritsch, The Rev. John Graham, Pat Graham, Melinda Stubbs, Kathy Goossen, the Rev. Bill Wigmore and the Rev. Amy Bezecny.