Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, hip hop legend and co-founder of Run DMC will be honored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness-NYC Metro at their annual Seeds of Hope Gala on October 11th in New York City.

McDaniels will be honored for the work that he has done to combat the stigma of mental illness, including writing about mental health, depression and suicide in his book Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide: A Memoir. The First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray will serve as special guest for the evening.

In addition to being honored, McDaniels will also give a special performance for guests of the evening. In the past, hosts have included Chris Noth, Vincent Piazza and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, with honorees including Patrick Kennedy and the First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray and NFL’er Brandon Marshall.

You can learn more about the Seeds of Hope Gala and the National Alliance on Mental Illness-NYC Metro by visiting www.naminyc.org.

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