The event generated over $3,000 for the organization, based in Santa Cruz, California. In addition to raising funds, Cityworks President and CEO Brian Haslam, also met his goal to raise awareness. A number of those present at the event personally thanked him for holding the fundraiser, with several revealing they or a loved one suffer from BFRBs. Several individuals also shared that they had never known the behavior had a name or that others suffered from similar conditions, and spent years struggling with guilt and self-imposed labels. They now have newfound knowledge and hope.
“The highlight of the conference, the thing I will always remember, was talking to those individuals and realizing we, as a company, had personally made a difference in their lives,” Haslam said. “I’m so thankful we were able to raise awareness as well as funds for TLC, an extraordinary resource and support for those affected by these disorders.”
To learn more about TLC and BFRB disorders, visit TLC’s website at