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Welcome to the Zia Larson Ray of Light Foundation, where we believe in confronting mental illness and illuminating the pathway to recovery. Since 2016, we’ve been dedicated to raising awareness, promoting research, and providing education to support individuals and families affected by mental health disorders. Join us in our mission to eradicate stigma and foster acceptance.

Call to Action!
Get involved today and make a difference in the lives of those impacted by mental illness. Donate, volunteer, or participate in our annual Walk Run event to support our cause.

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About Us

The Zia Larson Ray of Light Foundation was established in memory of Zia Larson, a beloved son who tragically lost his life to suicide following a mental health diagnosis. Our organization is driven by the commitment to promote acceptance and understanding of mental illness, while combating the stigma that often accompanies it.

Our mission is to encourage the acceptance of mental disease as readily as physical disease and to eradicate the public stigma associated with certain behaviors which are a result of mental illness. We are dedicated to educating individuals, families, and societies on the devastating ripple effects of brain disorders.

We envision a world where mental illness is met with compassion, understanding, and effective support systems. The Zia Larson Ray of Light Foundation is committed to confronting mental illness and illuminating the pathway to mental health recovery.



Community Impact

Whether you joined a team, created a team, or registered individually for the 8th Annual Zia Larson Ray of Light Foundation Walk Run...


Registration for the 8th Annual Walk Run begins May 1, 2024.  To learn more about how you can get involved, sponsorships or hosting a walk in your local area see below or contact:

Vodney Wynn, MBA, M.Ed., MPA, Development Director, (617)201-9726


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