Art of Wellbeing

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Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) is proud to announce its Fifth Annual Art of Wellbeing: An Evening of Jazz, Hope, and Healing to take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. at The Cabaret Theatre of Mohegan Sun.

This year’s event will feature special guests Jimmy Greene and Nelba Márquez-Greene, two inspirational and remarkable members of the Connecticut community. Jimmy and Nelba are the parents of Ana Grace whose life was taken during the tragedy in Sandy Hook on December 14, 2012.

The evening will begin with an opening reception, including gourmet hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, and desserts provided by the talented team at Mohegan Sun. Our mobile auction will be live throughout the evening where attendees can bid from their mobile devices or our volunteer-staffed kiosks on several wellness related packages. Connecticut-born, jazz musician Jimmy Greene and his quartet will play music from his recent Grammy® nominated release. Through an intimate discussion, led by New England News Collaborative and WNPR’s John Dankosky, Jimmy and Nelba will share their experience of the power of healing through music and personal expression and how the Márquez-Greene family promotes love, connection, and community to honor their daughter, rebuild their lives, and impact the lives of those around them. Nelba will also share the good works of The Ana Grace Project, a nonprofit where the family’s slogan of “Love Wins” has become a powerful force for changing thousands of lives in our schools and communities. MHC has committed to donating a portion of all net proceeds to The Ana Grace Project through this event.

“We’re gonna get real about the struggle. We’re gonna have jazz. We’re gonna cry a little together and we’re gonna laugh too. There will be a ton of the most amazing hearts in CT convened in one place for this.” – The Ana Grace Project

As Mental Health Connecticut's annual fundraiser, this event will also include a Silent Auction with items donated from our generous supporters from across the state and beyond. Starting in October, you will be able to view and start making bids on items online from this website, so be sure to check back often for the addition of our Auction tab. We are also accepting donations in advance of and during the event through the Donate tab above. Please make a donation, bid often, and know that all funds will go directly to benefit Mental Health Connecticut and The Ana Grace Project


Room block available:

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor KÔTA, we are offering a room block to all attendees at a discounted rate for the night of the event at Mohegan Sun. In order to book a room, please visit: A limited number of rooms are available for as low as $299.00(++). Don't delay in booking yours today!




Current Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor


Gold Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors


Ed & Carol Peltier


Interesting in becoming an Event Sponsor, placing an ad in our program book, or donating to our Silent Auction? Click here for details, or contact Jackie Davis at


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