HRI Sponsors Inspirational Play

Homewood Research Institute was pleased to sponsor Shelley Marshall’s one-woman play, Hold Mommy’s Cigarette, for shows in Cambridge, Hamilton and Toronto throughout March and April 2016 and again in Hamilton from September 26 – October 2nd, 2016.

Hold Mommy’s Cigarette is an autobiographical play that shares Shelley Marshall’s intimate journey through mental illness, the suicide of her father, her own suicide attempt and the effects that have lingered throughout her life.

Shelley offers hope to many through her inspiring life as a speaker, comedienne, writer, producer and actor.  She performs Hold Mommy’s Cigarette across Ontario and speaks at events to raise awareness for mental illness.  Shelley has gained tremendous success with Hold Mommy’s Cigarette, including a nomination for Best One Person Show (Canadian Comedy Awards), winner Gold for Best Theatre Production (View Magazine) and Best New Discovery (Now Magazine).

To honor Shelley and support her mission, Homewood Research Institute has launched the

Shelley Marshall Scholarship

This scholarship will support a graduate student committed to finding solutions that improve care through applied research.  Homewood is doubling your investment!  All donations made will be matched by Homewood Health Inc.  Donate Now to Shelley’s scholarship.

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