Liza Long to Speak at Annual Spring Fundraiser for Lindner Center of HOPE

Center’s Fundraising Auxiliary to Feature National Speaker as Call to Action to Fight Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

Liza Long jpegLiza Long, author of the nationally recognized essay, “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother”, will be the keynote speaker at Showering You With HOPE, luncheon and auction, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Cincinnati Country Club.

Ms. Long is a writer, educator, mental health advocate, and mother of four. One of her children suffers with bipolar disorder. In 2007, she started writing a blog called The Anarchist Soccer Mom, where she first published her December 2012 essay, “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother” which discussed her personal tragedy as it intersected with the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Since her essay published, Ms. Long has become a national speaker and contributor to several publications, and has also written a book, “The Price of Silence: A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness.” Read more about Liza Long at

The title of Ms. Long’s keynote speech for April 21st is “From Talk to Action: Ending Stigma, Finding HOPE.”

Showering You With HOPE is the 7th annual spring luncheon presented by High Hope’s, Lindner Center of HOPE’s fundraising auxiliary. Proceeds from the event will benefit patients at Lindner Center of HOPE. The silent auction will begin at 10:30 a.m. with lunch and program at noon. Ms. Long’s book will be available at the event, where she will be available for signing.

Tickets for the luncheon are $75 per person or $750 for a patron table of 10. Reservations are limited and can be made at

Event co-chairs are Anne Ilyinsky and Marcie Warrington.