Patrick J. Kennedy to Keynote Grant Halliburton Foundation’s Beacon of Hope Community Luncheon March 10

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Dallas, Texas / March 10, 2020 – The Grant Halliburton Foundation will host its 11th Annual Beacon of Hope Community Luncheon Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Omni Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas. The event will begin at 11 a.m.

Patrick J. Kennedy, former U.S. Representative (D-RI), founder of The Kennedy Forum and; co-founder of One Mind; and author of the New York Times bestseller “A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction,” will be the keynote speaker.

The event will also feature special entertainment by RAINNE! To register, or for more information, visit


About Patrick J. Kennedy:

Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.) is a lifelong mental health advocate and former member of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. He is the founder of The Kennedy Forum, a convening think tank tackling mental health and addiction issues and co-founder of One Mind, a global leader in open science collaboration for brain research. In 2015, he co-authored A Common Struggle, a New York Times best seller, which details his personal journey and provides a roadmap for the future of mental health policy. Mr. Kennedy is pushing for full enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. He was the lead sponsor of this groundbreaking legislation, which requires health plans cover mental health, eating disorder, and addiction care health benefits the same way they cover physical health benefits. To learn about Mr. Kennedy’s efforts, please visit