Disney's Cheetah Girls' Sabrina Bryan and Twilight's Solomon Trimble to co-host free National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day talent showcase at the Harman Center in D.C.
WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced today that Goldie Hawn, Academy Award-winning actress and founder of the Hawn Foundation, will receive the SAMHSA Special Recognition Award at its fourth annual National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day event in Washington, D.C. on May 7, 2009. This year's national Awareness Day event, hosted by SAMHSA at the Harman Center for the Arts, will feature youth performers from SAMHSA-funded system of care communities nationwide in a demonstration of the powerful role performing arts play in helping children and youth with mental health needs thrive at home, at school, and in their communities.
WHAT: HEAR ME NOW: A Celebration of Resiliency through the Performing Arts
WHEN: Thursday, May 7, 2009
6 p.m., Theatre doors open
7-8:30 p.m., HEAR ME NOW event
WHERE: Sidney Harman Hall, Harman Center for the Arts - Washington DC Shakespeare Theatre
610 F Street NW
Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red/Yellow/Green Lines)
At the event, Goldie Hawn will be honored for her work to increase public understanding of mental health issues through her non-profit organization, The Hawn Foundation. Sabrina Bryan, singer from Disney's The Cheetah Girls and recent contestant on the third season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, and Solomon Trimble, actor from the hit film Twilight will co-host the event. Youth performers will stage poetry readings, dance performances, and musical compositions to share their personal stories about overcoming mental he
|SOURCE Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration|
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