Winners 2022


Kevin Love Fund

Olympian and NBA All-Star Kevin Love is basketball’s most vocal advocate for mental health. In 2018 he established the Kevin Love Fund to inspire people to live their healthiest lives while providing tools for both mental and physical health.


Dr.Adam Gazzaley, M.D., PhD.

Leading global neuroscientist and founder of the NeuroscapeLab at UC San Francisco, bridging technology and neuroscience to create real-world solutions to enhance brain function. Dr.Gazzaley said: “It is an honorto receive this recognition from the Aurora Institute and I am energized by the potential I saw it convene. Leveraging the collective power of the organization and my fellow Aurora Institute Prize winners will drive real progress and better mental health for all. I look forward to helping accomplish our mutual goals.”


The Klitschko Foundation

Since 2003, the Klitschko Foundation has taught over 2 million young people in Ukraine to fight for their dreams through its various projects. Kostya Kovalchuk, member of the supervisory board said: “The key goal of the Klitschko Foundation is to teach every child to fight for their dreams. We are grateful to our partners and AURORA for their efforts to bring a better future for children of Ukraine suffering from various mental health issues because of the devastating war.”

Sports and Entertainment

The Weight of Gold Documentary

The Weight of Gold is a documentary investigating the connection between elite athleticism and psychological struggle, drawing on the experience of several Olympic competitors including Apolo Anton Ohno, Sasha Cohen, and Shaun White. Sasha Cohen said: “I am deeply moved by the Aurora Institute’s recognition of our efforts to shine a light on the mental health struggles that Olympians face. Dismantling the entrenched stigma towards mental illness is essential to making progress, as those who suffer will only get the help they need if they can first admit they struggle.”