San Francisco-based digital health startup Paubox donated $500 to Chad’s Legacy Project (CLP), a memorial advocacy project, committed to the advancement of mental health education and innovations in the evaluation and treatment of mental illness.
“Just like we all want to grow and scale our startups, experiences like these make us also want to scale how we can give back to our communities,” Hoala Greevy, Founder CEO of Paubox said of the donation.
Based in Seattle, CLP was created by Todd and Laura Crooks shortly after the loss of their oldest son, Chad, who had been battling Schizophrenia.
The donation was made on behalf of Pillsy, a connected medication platform, who won a HealthTech Jeopardy tournament hosted by Paubox last fall. The prize was a donation to a charity chosen by the winner.
Jeff LeBrun, Founder of Pillsy, chose CLP when he saw a screening of Chad’s Legacy: Ending the Stigma at Cambia Grove in Seattle.
“I was moved by Todd and Laura’s powerful story and I wanted to help” said LeBrun, “Anybody who watches their new short film will feel the same way.”
Pillsy will also be donating 100 of their smart pill bottles, which simplifies medication management for people and members of their care teams.
“They also have some powerful ideas on how to help people with mental health issues, an area where there is currently far too little being done in our State and nationally,” LeBrun continued.
Another digital health startup, Level Therapy is also pitching in with a special 20% discount off the first 3 months for subscribers that use coupon code CHAD20.
“Mental health isn’t just about providing access to care, it is about increasing access to human potentiality. Chad’s story is speaks volumes to this necessity, and why this work is so important,” said Dan Miller, CEO of Level Therapy.
These donations come at an opportune time for CLP, which is hosting its annual fundraiser “Unmask the Night” September 9th at Eden Seattle. The event will generate funds to guarantee success of several key projects critical to the state of awareness, care access and treatment of Mental Illness in Washington State and beyond.
“We’ve reached a tipping point in the world of Mental Health, where all the pieces are set to transform how the care of mental illness is accessed and delivered,” said Mr. Crooks. “With the support of Paubox and other digital health startups, Chad’s Legacy Project is very proud to be at the forefront in accelerating that transformation through education and innovation.”
For more information and to donate, visit: https://www.chadslegacy.org/unmask-the-night-2017.
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