The David Lynch Foundation annual gala and dinner will take place on Wednesday, 16th of November at American Museum of Natural History in New York.
As stated on the event’s website, the David Lynch Foundation’s mission is to “prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among at-risk populations through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique.”
So far, the lives of more than 500,000 children and adults around the world have been touched by DLF’s work.
Each year the Foundation holds a benefit gala event to celebrate its success stories and support its ongoing work.
The proceeds from the 2016 gala will fund independent research on the impact of Transcendental Meditation practice on at-risk populations. All the donations made in the form of either buying the tickets or the tables will further be matched 100% dollar-for-dollar by a generous donor.
At the benefit event will be present the two recipients of the David Lynch Foundation Global Health Award.
One of the awards will be received by actor Michael J. Fox for his work through the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research which has helped to advance scientific progress toward a cure for the disease. Second honoree is the founder and CEO of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, who will receive the award for her relentless work on the mission of “changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success.”
The conversation on creativity will be guided by producers Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Billions, Rounders, Ocean’s Thirteen, Solitary Man, The Illusionist) and musical entertainment will be provided by the folk and rock’n’roll artist and storyteller, Matt Butler.
Tickets for the event are available online on the event’s website, where those who simply wish to donate can also do so.