Business Community Rallied for Mental Health Awareness Month Fundraiser
Oakton, VA (May 16, 2022)—In its 2nd year, a golf tournament hosted by The Alliance Group, CBRE, and Cassaday & Company on May 9 raised more than $63,000 to benefit PRS, a leading behavioral health nonprofit serving Virginia and beyond. Rallying the business community, the Mental Health Awareness Month event brought in twice the amount as last year when it raised $26,000.
“Wow! It was a great day, a great event, and a great showing from our business partners and friends at Alliance, CBRE, and Cassaday & Co. Their generosity will ensure that more people in our community have access to our life-saving and life-changing programs,” explained Joseph Getch, CEO, PRS. “The event’s success illustrates how far we’ve come in removing stigmas around discussing mental health challenges in our families, businesses and communities.”
More than 100 golfers participated in the tournament. Held at Westwood Golf Club in Vienna, the event featured 18 holes, a cocktail reception, and speakers, including a PRS client, who shared his story of struggle and recovery. Alliance and CBRE started this last year and committed to making this an annual event that supports PRS. As a nonprofit providing mental health, crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to thousands across Virginia and beyond, PRS and its services are needed more than ever during this period of uncertainty.
“We are so pleased that our business friends and colleagues embraced this tournament and PRS’ important work and that Cassady & Co. joined us this year as a title sponsor. The more we can discuss mental health issues, the more likely we can help solve them,” explained Brian Meadows, Partner, The Alliance Group, PRS Board Member and event founder.
“We are excited by how well received this fundraiser for PRS has been and to be able to mark Mental Health Awareness Month in this way. The investment by our local business community is a testament to PRS’ great work in helping improve people’s lives,” added John DiCamillo, Senior Vice President, Advisory & Transaction Services, CBRE and event founder.
Along with Alliance, CBRE and Cassady & Company, over 30 organizations sponsored the event, including Cloudforce, Chainbridge Technologies, Sage Intacct, McGriff, IntelliBridge, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Capital HR Advisors, CTSI, Ridgeline International, Semfin, The Adams/Slivinski Families, Insperity, The Building People, Alpha Omega Integration, Excelicon, GEICO, HITT, HUNGRY, JBG, Longeviti, OTJ Architects, Paylocity, PRS Board of Directors, Six Half Dozen, Solerity, Stewart Leadership, Rob Sturm, Subtle Shifts, Virginia Lacrosse Club, and SpeedPro Northern Virginia.
About PRS, Inc.
PRS is a leading nonprofit helping those living with serious mental health issues and anyone who faces life crises achieve independence and self-sufficiency. PRS provides people they serve with skill training and support to help them recover and rebuild their lives through programs such as: Recovery Academy Day Programs and Community Readiness Support Program, Community Support Services, Employment Services, Peer Support Services, Community Housing, Coordinated Specialty Care and CrisisLink—a 24/7 phone, text and chat hotline. www.prsinc.org. For 24/7 support from CrisisLink, call 1-800-273-TALK. For 24/7 chat support, visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.