December 11, 2019

Renewed Partnership with Ann Arbor Store 16 Hands

Sale of greeting cards will support bipolar disorder research

Kelly Elizabeth Beld lived with bipolar disorder and passed away in 2013. Her daughter Jillian created a beautiful sunset painting from the memories of spending time together with her mom on the beach.

Kelly’s family created sets of cards featuring this painting to raise funds for bipolar disorder, a devastating illness that affects the whole family. Kelly’s family now works closely with the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program at the University of Michigan, supporting its research mission to find answers to bipolar disorder and enabling patients to live happier lives.

The cards are available at 16 Hands, a beautiful store in Ann Arbor’s historic Kerrytown district. “I have known many friends, family members and customers who were touched by mental illness,” says store owner Jill Damon. “I am happy to partner with the Prechter Program to raise awareness about bipolar disorder and contribute to their research funding. This illness can be devastating not just to the individual but to the whole family.”

The cards can be purchased in-store at
16 Hands
407 N. 5th Ave
Ann Arbor (2nd floor in Kerrytown)

or on the store’s website.

$10 is donated to the Prechter Bipolar Research Program by 16 Hands for each set of 10 cards sold.