Evan Dawson receives Jessica Henderson Spirit Award

Evan Dawson receives Jessica Henderson Spirit Award

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 9:00am - 9:00pm

Evan Dawson, host of Connections with Evan Dawson

Congratulations goes to Connections talk show host Evan Dawson, who was honored by NAMI Rochester Tuesday night.

The Rochester chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) hosted its 15th Annual Jessica Henderson Memorial Event at the School  of the Arts on Tuesday, October 25. The evening opened with the presentation of the Jessica Henderson Spirit Award, given to Evan Dawson, whose contributions – through his daily talk show Connections on AM 1370/WRUR-FM – has enhanced the lives of individuals with mental illness, their families and their community. 

The Jessica Henderson Memorial Event honors the memory of Jessica Henderson, who lost her life to mental illness at the young age of twenty-one.  NAMI Rochester strives to raise awareness and break down stigma for those living with a mental illness and their families through education, support and advocacy efforts.  Programs offered by NAMI Rochester are offered at no cost to the community