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A Time for Hope & Healing with Mike Veny

The Kim Foundation is proud to announce that Mike Veny will serve as our keynote speaker for our annual A Time for Hope & Healing luncheon on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center – La Vista. Mike is a premier thought leader who approaches mental health awareness with a fresh perspective, as he works to transform the stigma that too often exists around the topic. He shares his lived experience and draws from it to provide a message of hope with a musical twist! We may be a bit biased, but we believe this will be unlike any other event that has raised awareness around mental health. We hope you’ll join us for an afternoon packed with education, support, and celebration!

The afternoon will also include a more in-depth discussion with Mike during an educational session where you will have the opportunity to hear more of his story and ask questions about his journey and experiences. I think this opportunity will be relevant for anyone who has an interest in mental health whether from a professional standpoint, a family member, advocate, or someone who can relate to Mike’s lived experience. Everyone will definitely take something away from this afternoon!

Again, the luncheon and keynote presentation will take place on October 24 from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Embassy La Vista. The educational session is from 1:30pm – 3:00pm. The luncheon is $75 per person or $750 for a table of 10, and the afternoon session is $15 for those who attend the luncheon and $30 for those who aren’t able to. Registration will open on June 12 so watch our website for more details! Corporate sponsorships are still available.

Please contact me if you have any questions at 402.891.6997 or We hope you’ll join us for this exciting, one-of-a-kind event!

Julia Hebenstreit, Executive Director of The Kim Foundation

Julia Hebenstreit is the Executive Director of The Kim Foundation. She received her J.D. from Creighton University in 2005, and her BS in Journalism from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2002. She has been with The Kim Foundation since 2011, and prior to that worked for local non-profits doing development, strategic planning, communications and advancement. She has a passion for helping people and improving lives, and serves on the Executive Committee for Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations, as the 2015 Hill Day State Captain for the state of Nebraska, and as an active member of the Nebraska Suicide Prevention Coalition, the Early Childhood Mental Health Coalition, BHECN Advisory Committee, RESPECT Advisory Board, Connections Advisory Board and the Project Propel Planning Group.