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The Hero's Journey Gala

  • Arena Stage 1101 6th Street Southwest Washington, DC, 20024 United States (map)

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About Us

Founded by Colonel Mary Lowe Mayhugh and Kevin Mayhugh in memory of their son John, who lost his life to opioid addiction. The John P. Mayhugh Foundation is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization registered in the District of Columbia in 2017. The Foundation has embarked on a mission to address systemic barriers to recovery and improve outcomes for those suffering from post-traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and addiction.

Our Hero’s Journey Symposium is held each year at the United States Capitol. It is a day-long event, free to the public and brings together thought leaders across the country which educates our leaders and encourages collaborative discussion to identify research gaps and helps facilitate access to non-medical interventions including but not limited to: yoga, art therapy, and mindfulness.


The Gala

The Hero’s Journey Gala will take place on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Arena Stage from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Our goal is to raise funds that support our advocacy programming and commitment to finding better pathways of recovery for veterans and their families battling PTS, TBI, and addiction.

Additionally, we want to generate enough funding to support our innovative research efforts and influence public policy ideas with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of healthcare services available to veterans. We also plan on unveiling our nationwide campaign “Let’s Talk About It,” which is focused on reducing stigma and making brain health part of total health.

Earlier Event: September 20
Cocktails for a Cause
Later Event: December 15
JPMF at Wreaths Across America