The Emily Program Participates in Cleveland's Tolerance Fair
Join us on Sunday, May 3, at this year's Tolerance Fair & Conference. Held at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the event is hosted and organized by the Bachmans, a Solon family that has been crusading about the need to understand people's differences since 2011. It all began when their son, Justin, who suffers from Tourette's syndrome, was disqualified from a cross-country race because of his nervous tics.
Today, the Tolerance Fair brings together charity and advocacy groups to highlight the importance of understanding people's differences and where to locate community resources to help those manage their differences. This year's exhibitors range from the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center to NAMI of Greater Cleveland to The Emily Program.
There will be a number of interactive activities for participants. In addition to art, music and dance, Cleveland Browns linebacker Craig Robertson will be there to empower guests on their own fitness and nutrition goals and Morris Ervin from Open Doors Academy will be there to help attendees create their own personal video to share their story.
This year's keynote speakers include Kai Kight, an inspirational violinist and entrepreneur, and David Coleman, the "Dating Doctor."
And, new to the fair this year is a conference portion that will include workshops and breakout sessions that will provide attendees with real strategies and resources to improve self-worth, while increasing tolerance of others.
Sitting on the conference panel, "Help Me Help You," will be a former patient of The Emily Program, Hannah Edelman. She will share her battle with an eating disorder, depression and anxiety, and offer insight as to what was helpful and not so helpful throughout her road to recovery.
The event — and parking — is free and open to the public.
- What: The Tolerance Fair
- When: Sunday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Who: Honor Good Deeds, Bachman family
- Where: Wolstein Center, Cleveland
Learn more about the Tolerance Fair. We look forward to seeing you there!