The National Alliance on Mental Illness-NYC Metro (NAMI-NYC Metro) has announced that hip hop legend, author and mental health advocate Darryl "DMC" McDaniels will host their annual “Seeds of Hope” gala in New York City on November 16.

The event, taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion West at 639 West 46th Street, will raise funds for NAMI-NYC Metro’s no-cost programs which include four multi-week education courses, more than twenty support groups and public education events that help thousands of New York City residents each year. More information and ticket pricing is available here.

This year’s theme is “Family” with Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio, Vice-President, Health and Wellness at Prudential being honored as well as Karen Alvarez as volunteer of the year for their work in raising awareness of and to remove the discrimination around mental illness.

Jaclyn Stapp, mental health advocate and wife of Creed's Scott Stapp will receive the #IWILLLISTEN Catalyst for Change Award for her commitment to telling her story and giving other families hope. Seeds of Hope is one of the largest fundraisers for NAMI-NYC Metro’s programs. In the past, the event has honored Patrick Kennedy, First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray and Brandon Marshall from the New York Jets. Hosts have included Actors Chris Noth, Vincent Piazza and Mariel Hemingway.

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