Party with a purpose: community, conversation, compassion

On November 5, a festive night brought together a large group of friends to bring on the holidays. But there was a greater purpose behind the gathering. The women were supporting Rogers Behavioral Health

Foundation for the third straight year at a gift drive party hosted by Jill Hazod, Rogers Foundation board member.

“I host this each year because it is a way to give back to a cause that is very meaningful to me,” explained Hazod. “Having family and friends who have and continue to struggle with mental health issues, it is very important for me to help however I can. Being on the Foundation board and hosting these parties is a small way for me to do this.”

This year, 42 women – the largest turnout yet –  joined Hazod at the Ellenbecker Investment Group corporate office, which offered plenty of room for the abundance of gift items brought for Rogers’ patients. The enthusiasm to be part of this effort grows every year … and it’s cathartic for many of the guests.

“The party is a great way for the women I know to come together and discuss mental health issues in an open and stigma free environment,” said Hazod.  “My circle of women is very happy that I hold this event and are grateful for a way to give back during the holiday season.”

Thank you, Jill Hazod, for your commitment to supporting Rogers Foundation and for sharing your generosity with so many others who are now supporters, too!


You can help make better days possible for someone struggling with a mental health or addiction challenge by making a year-end donation to Rogers Behavioral Health Foundation. Give to the area of greatest need, make your gift in honor or memory of a friend or loved one, or designate your funds to one of the Foundation’s initiatives closest to your heart. Your gift saves lives!

May is Mental Health Month! A “Give for a Better Day” coping skills drive held in conjunction with your business, school or civic organization is an excellent way to help patients at Rogers Behavioral Health fill their emotional toolkits with small, but effective, therapeutic items. Not sure where to begin? Download the MyRogers Community Sponsored Event Proposal Packet or go to MyRogers for more details.