‘Gone Coun­try Din­ner Dance’ sup­port­ers yee­haw for bipo­lar re­search

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The sev­enth an­nual Young Friends of the Ryan Licht Sang Bipo­lar Foun­da­tion’s “Gone Coun­try Din­ner Dance” re­cently took place at the Bon­nette Hunt Club Ban­quet Lodge in Palm Beach Gar­dens.

The event was hosted by foun­da­tion co-chair­per­sons Micah and Rob Ford, and Kris­ten and Brian Ray along with com­mit­tee mem­bers Jackie and Beau Breck­en­ridge, Beth and Thomas Calcote, Kim and Ken Farino, Chrissie and Matt Fer­gu­son, Blair and Stu­art Kir­wan, Jennifer Mahoney, Mack and Car­rie Perry, Jes­sica and Richard Pin­sky, Kristy and Grier Pressly, Jes­sica and Ja­son Prince, Janet Promesso, Court­ney and Kevin Ring, Liza and Jeff Smith, Robin Turner and Lind­sey White.

The al fresco event at­tracted nearly150 sup­port­ers and friends who donned boots, blue jeans, cow­boy hats and all forms of Western wear. Guests en­joyed a “Gone Coun­try” bar­be­cue din­ner, a silent auc­tion and raf­fle prizes, and dancing to live mu­sic by the Coun­try­West­ern band Shadow Creek.

Silent auc­tion and an­nual raf­fle items were do­nated by C.Or­rico, US BANK: The Pri­vate Client Re­serve, Gar­den of Life, PGA of Amer­ica, Ralph Lauren bou­tique in Palm Beach, JCWesternWear, Nor­cross Pa­tio, Aquanuts, Alana Har­ris Pho­tog­ra­phy, In-nae Taek­wondo, Anushka Sa­lon& Spa, Skip Jack­son Ten­nis, Xtend Barre, Very Im­por­tant Paws, May­a­coo Coun­try Club and Palm Beach Ice Works. Event spon­sors in­cluded Tito’s Vodka andM&VMagazine.

Pro­ceeds from the “Gone Coun­try Din­ner Dance” will help fund the foun­da­tion’s un­der­writ­ing of the Ado­les­cent De­pres­sion Aware­ness Pro­gram (ADAP) for Palm Beach County pub­lic and pri­vate high schools. ADAP was cre­ated by Johns Hop­kin­sUniver­sity to teach high school stu­dents, their par­ents and fac­ulty how to rec­og­nize de­pres­sion and bipo­lar dis­or­der.

The Ryan Licht Sang Bipo­lar Foun­da­tion is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to rais­ing aware­ness, un­der­stand­ing and re­search for early-on­set bipo­lar dis­or­der, and through its Quest For The Test ini­tia­tive to find an em­pir­i­cal test for bipo­lar dis­or­der so that early de­tec­tion in chil­dren and ado­les­cents be­comes a re­al­ity.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.quest­for­thetest.org.

Car­rie Perry, left, and Mack Perry

Liza Smith, left, and Jeff Smith

Kent Arm­strong, left, and Jen Mahoney

Joyce Sang, left, and Dusty Sang

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