Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Presents KiteFest for Healthy Minds

Posted: September 26, 2012


(GREAT NECK, N.Y. September 25, 2012) -The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation announces the 2012 Kite Fest for Healthy Minds in Coney Island on the Beach & Boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue on Sunday, October 14th. Join us to fly kites and raise funds for research and recovery, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Rain or Shine.

The event will feature:

  • Big Kite Flight Show presented by Kite enthusiast, Michael Niven
  • Sand Castle Building and lessons by Matt from “Sand Masters" featured on The Travel Channel
  • Kite Decorating for the kids with Charles from “Let’s Fly Kites”
  • Music – Refreshments – and the Boardwalk rides are open to the public
  • Prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers
  • Kites awarded to any individual nationwide that raises $50 or more

“It’s not a walk in the park…it’s a walk in the sky" says Benita Shobe, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation President and CEO. “By participating in the 2012 Kite Fest for Healthy Minds, you are taking your first steps toward making a wonderful difference to our community, and those of the 77 million people who suffer from mental illness. Whether you join us in Coney Island, demonstrate in your own neighborhood, or team up virtually, each participant will be a champion for raising funds and speaking out, and for becoming a partner with the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation."

You can register for a team or join a team online at

The nation’s largest private funder of mental health research, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded close to $300 million in NARSAD Grants to more than 3,300 scientists worldwide since 1987. Dedicated to identifying the causes, improving treatments and developing prevention strategies for mental illnesses that affect an overwhelming one-in-four people in the United States, the Foundation was formerly known as NARSAD (an acronym for National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression).