Embrace participated in this year’s Christmas at the Villa which was held at Villa Linda Sursock. Each year Christmas at the Villa hosts 9 NGOs and promotes the work being done by these organizations and a percentage of the profits from the exhibit’s sales goes to support the various NGOs. Embrace was chosen among the NGOs for its leading work in mental health in the country to be part of this event attended by hundreds of people…..
For the second year in a row, Embrace was nominated and presented its campaign “Ma Tkhabbeh Ehke” which was done in collaboration with Annahar Newspaper during the month of September 2018 at the Wajih Ajouz Awards Ceremony, a platform dedicated to recognizing online campaigns who have had a….
In November 2018, Embrace was nominated and won a silver award at the MENA Effies Award for its campaign Talking Saves Lives which was direct by the communications agency Leo Burnett. The MENA Effies honors effective communications across the Middle East and North Africa region.
Embrace held its first outdoor activity, Hike for Life with Embrace, a 4 KM hike in the area of Laqlouq in Lebanon, with the aim of raising awareness on mental health and suicide prevention and the same time connecting with mother nature and the outdoor experiences in Lebanon. ….
Embrace organized its second fundraising event of the year on September 24th, 2018. The event was attended by more than 200 supporters of the cause and was a intended to celebrate the achievements Embrace has made in the past year since its launching of the Embrace lifeline, and to continue to raise funds to sustain the hotline’s operations. ….
Embrace in collaboration with Nadine Labaki, premiered Labaki’s Oscar nominated Film Capaharnaum in September 2018. The Avant Premiere was attended by more than 200 persons who were introduced to Embrace’s mission prior to enjoying the brilliant work of Labaki.
Annually, coinciding with World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10) Embrace holds the “Into the Dawn” walk as a suicide memorial walk and advocacy initiative intended to foster an environment of support for those affected by suicide. The walk promotes a peaceful and calm vibe, starting out at dawn on a Sunday morning, and takes participants through a walking experience….
Embrace organized its first fundraising event of the year on June 19, 2018 at Sursock Museum as the first Charity Runway Show in the country, promoting mental health and raising awareness on suicide through a fashion show. This event was successful in contributing to our mission by raising awareness on mental health in Lebanon, ….
Embrace LifeLine has been granted membership in Befrienders Worldwide, a network of over 160 emotional support centres in over 29 countries. This represents a major milestone in the establishment and visibility of the helpline on a regional and global scale….
The Arab Public Health Organization at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), in collaboration with Embrace, organized a seminar on the Embrace LifeLine: How the First National Suicide Helpline in the Middle East came to Life! Dr. Ziad Nahas, President of Embrace discussed the journey that lead to the development of the first helpline in Lebanon…
On September 12th, Embrace held its second fundraising gala dinner which launched Embrace LifeLine, the first Suicide Prevention Helpline in Lebanon and the MENA region. The Helpline’s campaign “Talking saves lives” was launched in the presence of hundreds of dignitaries and supporters of the cause. The aim of the campaign is to ignite the conversation around suicide and …….
Interact Club Byblos has joined Embrace in its mission to raise awareness about mental illness and support our project to establish the first national suicide prevention helpline in the region. For the first time, Embrace is being supported by a dedicated group of Lebanese high school students who are working to support a cause in their community that they believe …….
Embrace fund’s supporters are growing. This year we are thrilled to welcome Leabense actress Rita Hayek on board, sharing our mission to raise awareness around mental illness in Lebanon. This year, Rita ran the 7K fun run in support of Embrace and establishing the first suicide prevention helpline in the country. Rita completed the run…
The “Into the Dawn” is an annual suicide memorial walk and an advocacy initiative launched by Embrace intended to provide a community support environment for those who have been affected by suicide.
The walk is to remember those we have lost to suicide and acknowledge the pain for those left behind. During this walk a memorial wall is created on a yearly basis with photos, keepsakes, and/or names of those….
In September 2016, Embrace held a weeklong workshop with an international expert on suicide prevention helplines, Dr. Brian Mishara. Dr. Mishara serves as the Director of the Center for Research and Intervention on Suicide and Euthanasia and Professor at the Psychology Department of Université du Québec à Montréal. Dr. Mishara brought in his expertise in setting up suicide prevention helplines across the……
On July 26th, Embrace held its summer fundraising event at MYU on the roof. Embrace’s supporters danced the night away with three of Lebanon’s amazing and talented artists and their bands, Joy Fayad, Nour Nimri, and Ralph Asfour who dedicated their time and effort to support Embrace’s cause. The event was a great success, and ……
L.O.V.E. Laugh on Valentine’s Eve, Stand Up Comedy Show was held on the eve of February 12, 2015 at Théâtre Béryte USJ.
A hilarious fundraising stand up comedy featured our line up of talented comedians:
– Jad Bou Karam, a.k.a. OH MY JAD
– Tony Dagher…
Embrace joined for the first time this year, the AUB Civic and Volunteering fair, a yearly event that takes place at AUB. The Civic and Volunteering Fair brings together more than 150 non-profit organizations in working in Lebanon. It introduces AUB students to these organizations to foster volunteer activities and engagement in the civil society and organizations in the community.
Embrace Fund’s inaugural gala dinner took place on October 23rd 2013 at Le Yacht Club, Zaitunay Bay. The event was attended by 250 guests and supporters of our cause. The gala dinner included a fundraising art exhibition, entitled the “Embrace Art Exhibition” with more than 70 pieces of artwork displayed by 20 local renowned artists. The event also included a special musical performance by Ziad Al Rahbani and his band.
Curated by Ara Azad, “Embrace Art Exhibition” is a yearly fundraising event which was launched for the first year in October 2013 accompanying the launching gala dinner of the Embrace Fund. It gathered together the work of artists including George Zouein, Fulvio Codsi, Nathalie Labaki, Melkan Bassil, Nadia Safieddine, Rita Adaimy, Hovig Afarian, Krikor Avessian, Ara Azad, Melkan Bassil, Gilbert Hage, Rim El Jundi,Maria Kassab, Ani Khatcherian, Semaan Khawam, Rafik Majzoub, Ziad Nahas, Rita Saade, Kabalan Samaha …..