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16th Annual Champions of Hope Raises Over $154,000

Updated: Jul 14, 2022

This annual gala recognizes leaders in the community who support people and programs aimed at helping those who suffer from mental illness, substance use disorder, or a related challenge. Our first in-person event since 2019 was held at the Hyatt regency downtown and honored this year's Champions of Hope recipient, Ms. Karen Scherra, the Executive Director of the Clermont County Mental health & Recovery Board, Karen, who will retire this summer, has spent her entire career being an advocate for communities in Clermont County and a leader for change in the systems that provide for them. She will be greatly missed.

You can view more photos from the 16th Annual #ChampionsofHope in an album on our Facebook page.

Angels Among Us

Also honored was Luthera Lee (affectionately known as Miss Lee), who was presented with the

first ever “Angels Among Us” award. The award was founded by GCBHS Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Tracey Skale, who wanted to give special recognition to everyday people who go above and beyond for our community.

Hosted by WLWT-TV Reporter Jatara McGee, the event raised over $154,000 to help support

GCBHS’ mental health and addiction services that are offered to over 30,000 tri-state residents.

Additional photos are posted in an album on our Facebook page.

We want to thank all of our all of our 2022 sponsors, donors, and attendees. We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2023!

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