Project Legacy Announces First Annual Spring Fundraiser with Keynote Presenter Dr. Amit Sood

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Project Legacy is pleased to announce our First Annual Spring Fundraiser, featuring a keynote presentation from Dr. Amit Sood, a worldwide resiliency expert from Mayo Clinic. Held on Sunday, April 29th from 2-4pm at the Bleu Duck Kitchen, participants will enjoy a presentation on resiliency, a key concept discussed with Project Legacy youth.

Bring a friend and join us for an afternoon of inspiration. All attendees will enjoy light appetizers and a cocktail or non-alcoholic drink provided by Project Legacy.

In addition to inspiration and community, your donations will support the Project Legacy youth in their journey to create a positive future for themselves and future generations.

"For ten years, Project Legacy has worked with, and supported, youth who have grown up in high-risk environments. Many of our youth carry with them the trauma of those early experiences," says Karen Edmonds, Project Legacy Executive Director. "We are thrilled and grateful for this new collaboration with Dr. Sood and his colleagues that will benefit our youth on their path toward healing and health. We hope you will join us to learn about this exciting  new initiative."

To attend the Spring fundraiser, purchase your tickets here. There is limited seating and tickets are selling fast, so reserve your spot today!

If you have any questions about the event or are interested in partnering with Project Legacy as an event sponsor, please contact us today.

About Dr. Amit Sood
Dr. Sood is a Mayo Clinic practitioner, researcher and author of groundbreaking work in resiliency training. As a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Dr. Sood also serves as the Chair of the Mayo Clinic Mind Body Initiative, and the Director of the Mayo Medical Student Life and Wellness Committee. Dr. Sood is the author of several books including the Mayo Clinic Guide to Stressfree Living and the Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness. According to Dr. Sood, his life’s mission is to “share the scientific and practical approach with as many people as I can so we live a peaceful, content and happier life, and thereby make the world a better place for ourselves and our children.”

About Project Legacy
Project Legacy provides hope, training, and support to Rochester youth and young adults of color who are refugees, homeless, formerly gang-involved or recently incarcerated. Project Legacy provides unique, long-term support to help youth in their journey out of poverty, incarceration, and addiction towards a vibrant and sustainable future for themselves and future generations. Project Legacy provides comprehensive free services for youth seeking employment, education and a path out of poverty. Project Legacy seeks to address immediate needs of youth, such as employment and housing, while simultaneously addressing issues including deep poverty, mental health disorders, substance abuse and lack of education. Tantamount to our approach is our belief that when youth are surrounded with love, affection, kindness and support, they will heal and flourish.

Karen Edmonds