Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation Selected as Beneficiary of Event in March 2020

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation was selected to receive the proceeds from Clark County Medical Society Alliance’s 19th annual Spring Fashion Show luncheon being held at the Las Vegas Four Seasons on March 19, 2020. The fashion show – which in past years drew over 400 attendees and featured fashion industry stars like Louis Vuitton, Emilio Pucci, St. John, Tory Burch, Anne Fontaine, and Diane Von Furstenberg – will allow both Born This Way Foundation and the Alliance to join forces to support Nevada’s youth and their mental wellness.

Clark County Medical Society Alliance (CCMSA) Co-Presidents, Michele Volker and Ginger Allen said, “Each year we choose a different organization as the beneficiary of our fashion show, focusing on organizations whose goals align with our mission to promote health education and support health related charitable endeavors.” Michele, continues, “We look forward to working with Born This Way Foundation at this year’s fashion show and helping them expand their work to improve youth mental wellness in Nevada.”

Born This Way Foundation, in collaboration with the National Council for Behavioral Health recently created the teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) pilot program and chose Valley High School, in Southern Nevada, as one of eight pilot schools across the country. tMHFA is an in-person training for high school students, grades 10 to 12, that teaches students about mental illnesses and how to identify and respond to a developing mental health problem among their peers. tMHFA teaches students a 5- step action plan to help their friends who may be facing a mental health problem or crisis and highlights the important step of involving a responsible and trusted adult. Valley High School teachers and staff trained 650 students in the program just this past year.

President and Co-Founder of Born This Way Foundation, Cynthia Germanotta shared that, “We are so excited and grateful that CCMSA has chosen us as this year’s beneficiaries of the funds raised at this year’s fashion show. Support from local community members who both volunteer for CCMSA and those who will be in attendance only reinforces the need for youth mental health support in Nevada.”

The funds raised by the Alliance at this year’s annual fashion show will help bring the tMHFA program to other Southern Nevada high school seniors. The funding given to Born This Way Foundation will go towards connecting local high school students and their families with the local medical community so they can access mental health awareness and education services, as needed.

Born This Way Foundation was co-founded by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta to support the wellness of young people and empower them to create a kinder and braver world. Their mission aligns with that of the Alliance – a non-profit service organization composed of spouses of physicians in Clark County that focuses on health-related needs in the community.

For more information or to sponsor the Clark County Medical Society Alliance’s Spring Fashion Show, email Co-Presidents Michele Volker and Ginger Allen at ccmsapresidents@gmail.com.
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ABOUT BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION
Led by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2012 to support the wellness of young people and empower them to create a kinder and braver world. To achieve these goals, Born This Way Foundation leverages evidence-based research and authentic partnerships in order to provide young people with kinder communities, improved mental health resources, and more positive environments – online and offline. To learn more, visit https://bornthisway.foundation/.

ABOUT CLARK COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY ALLIANCE
CCMSA is a nonprofit service organization composed of spouses of physicians in Clark County. They are also members of the Nevada State Medical Association Alliance and the American Medical Association Alliance. The alliance, primarily a service organization, focuses on health-related needs in the community, initiating projects or providing volunteer hours and monetary assistance to charitable organizations or groups. For more information, visit www.ccmsa-lv.org.