In September Amanda Lynn and Stacie Edwards rallied together to raise awareness for mental health in the Roanoke Valley.
They held a fragrance flower fundraiser and used those funds to purchase a fish from the Halifax County Convention & Visitors Bureau as part of the bureau’s Roanoke Valley Rocks art campaign.
The rockfish was placed on December 16 and is a memorial dedicated to the late Anthony Taylor and Rachel Bass and others who have lost their lives to suicide.
The rockfish can be found at Roanoke Valley Psychiatric Associates located at 321 Highway 125 in Roanoke Rapids.
Lynn and Edwards are very thankful for this business’ support and also held a Mental Health Awareness Day for the Weldon community on September 26.
From that $1,200 was donated to Roanoke Valley Psychiatric Associates to help patients cover medical expenses, co-pays and other needs.
Lynn and Edwards wish to express how grateful they are to the Roanoke Valley community for helping get this awareness started and hope to continue this effort in 2021.
Roanoke Valley Rocks is a public relations/public arts campaign designed to uplift and inspire the community and visitors.
“The Halifax County Convention & Visitors Bureau is committed to making the Roanoke Valley a great place to visit. This program has been successful, because of the many local businesses that launched fish at their locations and supported the project.”
A tour of all the fish can be found at this link