Beacon Health Options, the nation’s largest privately held behavioral health management company, is pleased to announce it will host its fourth annual Stamp Out Stigma Golf Outing on Tuesday, July 19, at noon, at the Bayville Golf Club in Virginia Beach. Proceeds from the tournament will go to the National Military Family Association (NMFA), which provides support and guidance for military members and their families.
“Behind our brave service men and women, there are family members who share in their sacrifice and provide unending support,” said Kerry Mooney, President, ValueOptions Federal Services, Inc., a Beacon Health Options company. “We are so proud to support the National Military Family Association and the important advocacy work they do on behalf of our military families, including the association’s vital programs and services.”
Net proceeds from this year’s outing will help the nonprofit organization with its Operation Purple® programs, including camps that help children deal with a parent’s deployment; family retreats that aim to help strengthen families after deployment; and its healing adventures program for families of service members who are wounded, ill or injured. The funds will also help provide scholarships to military spouses, as well as support many other programs.
“We’re proud to partner with Beacon Health Options for the second year in a row to highlight the importance of connecting military families with the resources they need,” said Joyce Raezer, NMFA Executive Director. “We are committed to improving awareness of the value of mental health services and ensuring military families know they can seek help without fear. We are honored to be aligned with the Stamp Out Stigma cause again this year and value Beacon’s support.”
Registration is $375 per person and $1,500 per foursome. All single and team registrations include driving range, green and cart fees, boxed lunch, prizes and awards, reception and a commemorative golf shirt. For more information and to register or become a sponsor, visit www.beaconhealthoptions.com/sosgolfouting.
At press time, this year’s lead sponsors include: WellPoint Military Care and CDW and Partners at the Hope Level; Satsyil Corporation at the Courage Level; AEGIS.net, Inc. at the Resiliency Level; and ASI System Integration, Inc. and UBS Investment Bank at the Support Level.
About the National Military Family Association
The National Military Family Association (NMFA) is the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform. Since 1969, NMFA has worked to strengthen and protect millions of families through its advocacy and programs. They provide spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured. NMFA serves the families of the currently serving, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA. To get involved or to learn more, visit www.MilitaryFamily.org.
About Stamp Out Stigma
Launched in 2013 by Beacon Health Options, the Stamp Out Stigma initiative is now spearheaded by the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness, in which Beacon is a member. The initiative aims to promote the eradication of stigma surrounding mental illness and substance use disorder, as stigma acts as a barrier to people seeking the mental health and substance use disorder care they need to recover. The campaign challenges people to recognize the high prevalence of mental illness and substance use disorder in order to transform the dialogue about both, from a whisper behind closed doors to a conversation. For more information, visit www.stampoutstigma.com.