UPCOMING EVENTS

Hosted by Lemons Foundation & Operation Happy Nurse, July 13

MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT HONOREE

We are so honored to announce Karena Dawn is an Operation Lemon-Aid mental health movement honoree! The Operation Lemon-Aid Gala celebrates those making a difference in the world of mental health, all while contributing to two great causes. Hosted by Tay Lautner, founder of Lemons by Tay, and Shannon McPeek, founder of Operation Happy Nurse. These two nurses are extremely passionate about mental health and together are aiming to #endthestigma.

Date: Saturday July 13, 2024⁣⁠
Time: 6PM PST- 10PM PST⁣⁠
Location: Los Angeles, CA⁠

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Hosted By Purpose Built, June 24

TEE UP FOR PURPOSE

Join us for a round of golf filled with fun and purpose as we come together to raise funds supporting men's mental health through The Big Silence initiative. Your participation not only promises an enjoyable day on the greens but also contributes to a vital cause, fostering awareness and support for mental well-being among men. Let's swing into action for a great day of golf and meaningful impact!

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Denver, CO June 4

NAMICON 2024

NAMICon is where hundreds of dynamic and important voices unite to improve mental health for all through mental health awareness, education and advocacy.

It's where personal journeys are celebrated, positive change takes root, and new connections and community cultivate a safe space, fostering support, hope, and healing.

Join Karena for a revitalizing experience that will awaken your body and mind. Karena shares practices and tools to guide and inspire you to turn your challenges into triumphs. Through fun, meditation, movement, and an inspirational and educational mental health discussion, she will motivate you to feel confident, empowered, fulfilled, and excited about life’s journey.

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Dallas, TX May 30

BIOHACKING CONFERENCE

Experience the latest technologies,
hear from the disruptors and trailblazing
biohacking speakers, find your path to Live Beyond 180 at the 2024 BiohackingConference.

Join Karena Dawn at the STEMREGEN Stage for a conversation of how to live your fullest, healthiest, happiest life.

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HOST YOUR OWN EVENT

Join the movement with us! Host a benefit for The Big Silence and help us make change in the culture of mental health and self-development.

Inspire your community to be a force for good by hosting your own event dedicated to raising funds for The Big Silence Foundation. 

PAST BENEFIT EVENTS:

  • fitness classes + IRL workouts
  • wellness + mental health panels
  • sports tournaments
  • silent auctions
  • private shopping experiences
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PAST EVENTS

Austin, TX April 19

LIVE PODCAST

This is where giggles meets girl chat and where personal development meets talking shit in the girl’s bathroom. ​Angie Lee is bringing together Krista Williams, Natalie Ellis & Karena Dawn to give you no-bullshit advice on all things women's wellness, entrepreneurship, mental health and building a brand.

Friday, April 19
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Kuya in Austin, TX

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SXSW REFRESH AND RESET HAPPY HOUR IN AUSTIN TEXAS WITH KARENA DAWN

SXSW FRIDAY MARCH 15TH 4 PM

SXSW REFRESH & RESET HAPPY HOUR

HeyATX Presents: The SXSW Refresh & Reset with Karena Dawn w/ Tone It Up

In a world where mental health often takes the backseat, we're stepping forward to shine a light on the importance of connections. Join us for the SXSW Refresh & Reset Happy Hour, the perfect way to conclude your SXSW experience with a refreshing twist! Hosted by HeyATX and powered by wellness pioneer Karena Dawn of Tone It Up, this event invites you to recharge, reflect, and connect with like-minded individuals who value meaningful connections.

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SXSW SATURDAY MARCH 9th 11AM

MENTAL HEALTH IS PHYSICAL HEALTH CHAT

Catch Karena speaking on Saturday 11am for a mental & physical health chat at the Snap Sanctuary at Pershing with Tone It Up and Outdoor Voices.

Free with RSVP but aim for an early arrival to beat the lines 🎟️ Full schedule in @thepershingeast 🙌🏼

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#NOTALONECHALLENGE

We're thrilled to continue our partnership with Inspiring Children Foundation for the#NotAloneChallenge, one of the largest mental health campaigns in history, and joined by America’s top corporations, nonprofits, hundreds of CEOs, celebrities, musicians, actors, athletes, and mental health experts in this nonprofit campaign to remind people they're not alone during the holidays and to provide free mental health tools to the masses.

Our goal through the challenge is to raise awareness, provide free and easy to access resources, and raise funds to help provide free mental health resources to mental health deserts. No one should have to suffer in silence. The challenge will provide proven tools for mental health throughout the holiday season.

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TOGETHER WE FIGHT TO PREVENT SUICIDE

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and we are inviting you to join us in the fight to prevent suicide. 

We're seeking your support to raise $10,000 to help 100 people through our "Therapy for All" program. 

We're inviting you to help us reach $10,000 through your donations and also by championing our cause through your peer-to-peer network.

We'll be sharing resources, tools, and answering your questions about suicide prevention and awareness all month long with special guests and experts on Instagram.

As a thank you for your support, we are awarding two Grand Prize winners. The top two individual raisers will be awarded an exclusive experience with Karena!

Become a donor or start your own fundraising campaign here.

THE BIG SILENCE PRESENTS

ONE MAN SHOW

The Big Silence presents One Man Show with James Nicholas Kinney, a night of music, comedy, and community in support of Mental Health.

Soho House Austin
Thursday, June 28
6:30 p.m.

Join The Big Silence for an electrifying evening with James Nicholas Kinney, the master of inspiration. Prepare to be moved, uplifted, and entertained as James takes the stage in his one-man show on Mental Health. You won't want to miss his unique blend of motivational speaking, side-splitting comedy, and soulful music, all wrapped in a powerful message of resilience and hope. 

Karena Dawn, founder of The Big Silence, will be your MC and Host.

HOSTED BY TONE IT UP AND KENDRA SCOTT

KENDRA SCOTT GIVES BACK WELCOMES THE BIG SILENCE

Join Karena Dawn, with friends Iskra LawrenceAngela Gargano, and Amber Valdez in honor of mental health awareness month!

Karena and Angela will lead you through an energizing workout, and lead into a sound bath meditation with Amber Valdez. Followed by an inspirational talk from Iskra Lawrence. Come hang out and mingle, and bring your friends. Let's have fun!

20% of Kendra Scott sales given back to The Big Silence Foundation for mental health.

Join us to break the silence and make the world a more joyful, playful and loving place!

Your VIP Ticket Includes 10-11am Exclusive Experience of Karena and friends workout, VIP Goodies, and inspirational talk.

11-2 is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to sip, shop, chat with Karena!

We'll be sharing resources, tools, and answering your questions about suicide prevention and awareness all month long with special guests and experts on Instagram.

As a thank you for your support, we are awarding two Grand Prize winners. The top two individual raisers will be awarded an exclusive experience with Karena!

Become a donor or start your own fundraising campaign here.

NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

#CALMHEARTQUIETMIND

In celebration of National Mental Health Awareness Month during the month of May, we’re coming together with a message of support to empower our community.

The #CalmHeartQuietMind challenge in collaboration with friends, celebrities, athletes, creators, coaches, therapists, and partners who come together to share their personal mental health routines, self care tips, and to share about The Big Silence. Follow the challenge and join in! #CalmHeartQuietMind

OUR GOALS

Celebrating National Mental Health Awareness Month with a fun communal way of sharing ones mental health tips.

Build awareness for the overall movement normalizing conversations about mental health.

Raise much needed dollars to support The Big Silence Foundation programs, including: Therapy for All scholarships, youth programming focused on “Strength, Mindfulness, and Clarity” with pro-athletes and trainers.

We'll be sharing resources, tools, and answering your questions about suicide prevention and awareness all month long with special guests and experts on Instagram.

As a thank you for your support, we are awarding two Grand Prize winners. The top two individual raisers will be awarded an exclusive experience with Karena!

Become a donor or start your own fundraising campaign here.

THURSDAY, MARCH 16

WORKOUT, SOCIAL HOUR, & LIVE PODCAST WITH YOUR TRAINERS

The Kollective, Austin's most exclusive social performance club, Tone It Up, Gym Weed, and The Big Silence mental health foundation team up to celebrate the SXSW tradition in an event featuring elite athletes and fitness pros highlighting the link between physical fitness and mental health followed by social hour, and live podcast. This is a one and only opportunity for the public to have a sneak peek and access this private club. Ticket sales benefit The Big Silence Foundation youth programs for mental health. Reservations required.

Arrive 12 p.m. Free B12 energy shots provided by Alive & Well for the first 30 people. Enjoy pre-workout energy burst with Gym Weed.

Workout 12:30-1:30 p.m. Warm-up with Jeremy Hills, Circuits with Sandy Brockman and Melissa Alcantara, Cool Down and Meditation with Karena Dawn.

1:30 p.m. Social Hour with Slate Theory wine, Tone It Up protein snacks, and Big Country organic seltzer.

2-3:15 p.m. "Purpose, Passion, and Mental Health in the Fitness Business" live podcast with your trainers, followed by Q & A

3:15-4 p.m. Mingle and socialize

We'll be sharing resources, tools, and answering your questions about suicide prevention and awareness all month long with special guests and experts on Instagram.

As a thank you for your support, we are awarding two Grand Prize winners. The top two individual raisers will be awarded an exclusive experience with Karena!

Become a donor or start your own fundraising campaign here.

BRINGING MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES TO THOSE IN NEED

#NOTALONECHALLENGE

The Big Silence and Karena Dawn have partnered up with iHeart Radio, Jewel, Inspiring Children Foundation and 120 other thought leaders, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and professional athletes to accept the #NotAloneChallenge. This challenge is designed to remind people they are not alone during the holidays and that “mental health is for everybody.” 

Our goal through the challenge is to raise awareness, provide free and easy to access resources, and raise funds to help provide free mental health resources to mental health deserts. No one should have to suffer in silence. The challenge will provide proven tools for mental health throughout the holiday season. 

THE BIG SILENCE + SLATE THEORY

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY FUNDRAISER

Join as we come together for World Mental Health Day 

The Big Silence, a leading foundation in the fight for awareness and resources in the Mental Health space, is teaming up with one of Fredericksburg's premier wineries and mental health advocates Slate Theory Winery to drive awareness and gain resources for such a special cause.  

Join The Big Silence mental health foundation and Slate Theory Winery for a boost of serotonin! You’re invited to a Sunday reset hosted by Karena Dawn of Tone It Up and Founder of The Big Silence. The day features community conversations, a Sound Bath and Meditation with Amber Valdez, and music from our favorite mental health champion James Nicholas Kinney, paired with a selection of Slate Theory wine tastings in The Cave, an exclusive underground cellar.   

RSVP with the button below and learn more about Slate Theory at www.slatetheory.com

SUNDAY, JUNE 12

THE BIG SILENCE - RALLY WITH US FOR MENTAL HEALTH!

Empowering Personal Experiences, Inspiring Compassion, Healing Lives

Sunday, June 12

9 - 11 A.M.

Texas State Capitol Building

South Steps

1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Join Karena Dawn and James Nicholas Kinney to break down stigmas surrounding mental health through open conversations, story-telling, and sharing personal experiences. Join the movement to inspire compassion and find healing together. 

We’ll be raising signs and collecting signatures to remind our leaders that it is their role to establish and support societal structures that encourage understanding and healing for all mental health matters. A community’s mental health is the wealth and future of the community.

MAY 2022 MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

KARENA DAWN AND THE BIG SILENCE TOUR

Karena Dawn and The Big Silence hit the road for National Mental Health Awareness month with weekly events featuring movement, meditation, music, mental health panels and conversations, and book signings.

Karena shares her journey from hopelessness to healing and reveals what it was like to grow up with a mother suffering from severe mental health issues.

The book tour and events support The Big Silence Foundation and overall mission. Join the email list to keep up to date on events! Be sure to order your copy of the book to bring with you for the the book signing! We cannot guarantee that books will be available on site.

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