On June of 2016, on Father’s Day, Iran Jr. Brugueras “Splash” died unexpectedly. Since childhood, Iran courageously and honestly battled mental illness. He used music and poetry, combining both into performance art as a positive message and a coping mechanism for those like him who struggle with this disease.
As a way of honoring his memory and the values he embodied, his family started the S.P.L.A.S.H. Project, an acronym for Special People Looking & Aiming for Success & Health. The S.P.L.A.S.H Project’s mission is to create a platform that promotes spirituality, empowerment, health & success; empowering individuals to build themselves to their full potential by identifying and reducing barriers while also raising community awareness and nurturing family dynamics.
The first initiative of the S.P.L.A.S.H. Project was the creation of the “Iran Brugueras Jr. SPLASH Fund” at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, a community foundation for the Greater Hartford region. Iran’s Splash fund will focus on supporting those nonprofit organizations that work with inner-city children, youth and young adults who have a mental illness; focusing on the importance of a multi-disciplinary care approach with alternatives to medication and treatment. The role performance art and music, and the part that families and primary caregivers play.
All donations are tax deductible.