Mar, 13
Dine with a STAR at the Burg’r Bar

Join us in the side yard at Burg’r Bar on Tuesday, March 13 for this 2nd annual fundraiser benefiting the Fred Lang Foundation to support Suicide Education, Intervention, and Prevention in Charlotte County. Local celebrity STARS will be there to serve you food and drink throughout the night. Enjoy the music of open mic night, peruse our silent auction, and enjoy dining amongst friends.

Celebrities include: Adeline Seakwood, Alexandria Davis, Bill Truex, Bob White, Janie Duke, Jeff “Golden Hippo” Collins, Jennifer Beane, Mike Riley, Rhondy Weston, and Robert E. Lee

Tickets are $20 per person and include entry into the event, a delicious BBQ pork dinner, and a drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).

Join us as a suicide prevention warrior!


To purchase your tickets, just show up at Burg’r Bar… tickets will be available on site!

For those who purchased tickets online, there are no hard copy tickets. Upon arrival at Burg’r Bar, just tell the volunteers at the registration table your name & they will have everything ready for you!


The Fred Lang Foundation is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 Organization registered with Florida’s Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Registration # CH20023. Your support makes a difference in the lives of the children, adolescents, adults and families of Charlotte County. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling 1-800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State of Florida.

Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Burg'r Bar
Cost: $20.00 per person
Mar, 14
Free Lecture: “The Disease of Addiction” presented by Annette Franks, M.Ed

“The Disease of Addiction” – When are caregivers enabling the disease and when are they supporting recovery

Guest Speaker: Annette Franks, M.Ed., LPC, CWC

Annette is a Corporate Wellness Coach and Licensed Professional Counselor licensed by the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board. She has over 30 years counseling and consulting experience working with individuals, couples, families, and companies.

Lecture is free and open to the public. Limited seats available. For more information and to make a reservation, click here.


Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, 11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda
Cost: Free. Open to the public.
Mar, 17
Annual ARCHway Institute Charity Golf Tournament – Luncheon – Silent Auction

Swing into action against addiction! Shotgun start/scramble format, delicious lunch, and luncheon presentation featuring Percy Menzies, founding member of ARCHway, CEO or ARCA Midwest, and nationally recognized in MAT Recovery Programs.

EVENT SCHEDULE – March 17, 2018
Twin Isles Country Club
301 Madrid Boulevard
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

7:00 AM: Registration
8:15 AM: Shot-Gun Start (Scramble Format)
12:30 Estimated Lunch

Single Golf Ticket $100 – Team of Four $400
Includes: 18 Holes of Golf with Cart, Lunch Buffet, Silent Auction, and Gifts & Awards after Play
– or –
Lunch Tickets Only for $35

$250 and Up – Gold Sponsorship
$100 Silver Sponsorship
$50 Bronze Sponsorship

RSVP by March 7, 2018.
Entry forms available online by clicking here.

Time: 7 a.m.
Location: Twin Isles Country Club, 350 Madrid Blvd., Punta Gorda
Apr, 03
Pinwheels for Prevention

Charlotte Behavioral Health Care is taking part in Prevent Child Abuse Florida’s Pinwheels for Prevention campaign by planting pinwheels and distributing information on healthy child development and community services for families.

The pinwheels are a symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention nationwide. Pinwheels are a positive and loving symbol of childhood. As a campaign symbol, a pinwheel conveys the message that every child deserves the chance be raised in a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment.

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Pinwheel planting, and community information distributed
9:30a.m. Group photo in the pinwheel garden – be sure to wear blue in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Free admission. The community is invited to plant a pinwheel in our garden.

Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: CBHC, 1700 Education Avenue, Punta Gorda - Front Lawn
Cost: Free. Open to the public.
Apr, 14
Fred Lang Foundation Progressive Dinner

Join us for a Taste of our Town Progressive Dinner!

Appetizer Course: Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Garden
Soup/Salad and Entrée Courses: Cort & Tammy Frohlich
Dessert Course: Dan & Shelley Smith

Relax as a coach bus transports all guests to each house on the Progressive Dinner. The bus will depart from Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, 1700 Education Avenue, Punta Gorda at 4:45 p.m. and return to CBHC after dessert (around 10 p.m.).

Tickets are $75 per person. All proceeds benefit the Fred Lang Foundation.

# of Tickets
Name on Reservation

Time: 4:45 p.m. - 10 p.m. (approximately)
Location: Coach departs CBHC, 1700 Education Avenue, Punta Gorda
Cost: $75.00 per person
May, 12
Movie Screening: Suicide The Ripple Effect

g: NR
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2018
Duration: 90

At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Seventeen years later, he still struggles with many of the same symptoms that led him to attempt to take his life, but he is on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive. Kevin has also been one of the key catalysts in helping end a nearly 80-year long fight to construct suicide prevention net on the iconic San Francisco bridge.

Kevin takes a journey to better understand the ripple effects his suicide attempt had on his family, friends, and the first responders who helped save him. He’s also working to shine light on inspirational individuals, families, and organizations who are using personal pain to help others find the hope they need to heal.

Across the globe, nearly 1 million people die annually by suicide. In the United States alone there are one million suicide attempts in a given year and over 40,000 deaths by suicide, with our military being hit particularly hard. Research has shown that for every one death by suicide, over 115 people are directly affected and impacted. The estimated financial cost of suicide is over 40 billion dollars annually.

There will be a Q&A session after the movie with a panel of experts for those that have questions.

PURCHASE TICKETS by clicking here.

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Port Charlotte Town Center Mall, Regal Cinemas, 1441 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte
Cost: $10
May, 19
Mental Health Awareness Walk

Join us for a scenic 1 mile walk through our beautiful Harbor Walk in effort to raise awareness for mental health. Each year, mental health is gaining more attention as an essential key to our community’s quality of life. Join us in making sure no one has to face a mental illness alone. Free T-shirt to first 100 walkers. Live music.Free refreshments and snacks.Brief program after the walk about mental health in the Charlotte County Community. For more information, call Kelly Pomerville at (941) 639-8300 x 2275.

Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Laishley Park Pavillions, 120 Laishley Court, PG
Cost: Free. Open to the public.
Jul, 21
15th Annual Summer Ball: A Summer Night on the Orient Express

Join us for the 15th Annual Summer Ball, A Summer Night in Tahiti, presented by Fred Lang Foundation to benefit Charlotte Behavioral Health Care. The Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center will be transformed into a sensational summer night on the beautiful Orient Express. Enjoy dinner and dancing and an incredible silent auction all while benefitting Charlotte Behavioral Health Care.

Black tie or dress to 1920s theme encouraged.

The Summer Ball is an annual signature fundraiser that benefits children, adolescents, and families of Charlotte County who are in urgent need of crisis counseling, mental health counseling and/or substance abuse addiction treatment at CBHC. This event helps fund additional children and family programs and services at CBHC, including group therapy for children and parents, Art & Soul Summer Camps and the yearly suicide prevention programs.

Time: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Location: Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center 75 Taylor Ave., PG
Cost: $100 per person