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October 1, 2010 / alunatunes

VOTE for The Sean Costello Memorial Fund at Refresheverything.com


 

Please vote to help fund The Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research and pass this message along to others. Please remember to vote DAILY.
Thank you!
 
 
When Sean Costello passed away unexpectedly in 2008-the day before his twenty-ninth birthday-a much loved and revered light went out in the blues world. The musician critics called “shockingly deep” “passionate, distinctive, compelling and astonishing” was found dead in his Atlanta hotel room of an unintentional drug overdose. 

As the blues community reeled, Sean’s family revealed his struggle with Bipolar disorder
and set up the Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research in his honor. The Fund promotes research for treatment of Bipolar Disorder, supports education for early diagnosis and intervention, and translates the human side of Bipolar Disorder to improve outcomes and resources, especially for those without insurance. The Fund targets the musical community as the disorder is associated with creativity.

Mojo refers to the magical, mystical force that imbues musicians like Sean and The MOJO Project has been created to expand the scope of The Sean Costello Memorial Fund. The MOJO Project will provide assistance to musicians suffering from sleep deprivation, a major trigger in manic relapses of Bipolar Disorder. The musical lifestyle often interferes with affective sleep. The MOJO Project will be a web and mobile monitoring tool for musicians with Bipolar Disorder to track their sleep, and to provide psychological treatments to help address sleep problems when they arise, decreasing incidents of relapse and suicide. 

The MOJO Project is participating in the Pepsi Refresh Everything grant opportunity by submitting a grant request for $50,000. The Pepsi Refresh Everything funding opportunity takes place each month and is based on popular votes. Registration is required to vote and voting must be done on a daily basis.

The MOJO Project urges you to register and vote often. With your help we can stem the epidemic of Bipolar Disorder within one of our most valued and precious resources: our musicians. 

 

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