Third Annual Walk of Hope + 5K Run to Defeat Depression
Hope for Depression Research Foundation’s Summer Fundraising Event
On Sunday August 5th, 2018, lace up your sneakers and join Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) as they set out on the third annual Walk of Hope + 5K Run to Defeat Depression. The USA Track and Field sanctioned event will raise awareness and funds for advanced depression research, with every dollar raised going directly to research.
HDRF’s Founder Audrey Gruss will lead participants on a beautiful three-mile route around Lake Agawam in Southampton Village. This high-spirited event is family-focused, inspiring and fun. All participants will receive a finisher hat, shirt and medal; and prizes will be awarded for best time in different age categories as well as for the top individual fundraiser and top fundraising team.
Participants come from all over the tristate area and beyond, including professional and first-time runners, walkers, corporate teams, families, and children, to unite as a community to raise awareness about this widespread, costly and often deadly illness. HDRF funds groundbreaking research that will transform the way depression is viewed, diagnosed, treated and prevented. To participate, please visit hopefordepression.org/events.
Audrey Gruss founded HDRF in April 2006 in memory of her mother Hope, who struggled with clinical depression. Today, HDRF is the leading nonprofit organization focused solely on depression research. The World Health Organization has declared depression as the leading cause of disability worldwide, but despite its prevalence, depression is still misunderstood, underfunded and under-researched. The mission of the HDRF is to fund innovative neuroscience research into the origins, medical diagnosis, new treatments, and prevention of depression and its related mood disorders – bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder and suicide. To date, HDRF has provided more than $20-million through over 125 grants for accelerated breakthrough depression research that promises to lead to new and better medications and treatments.
Time: Check-in begins at 7:45am and the Walk + 5k Run begins at 9am
Cost: $40 per adult through Sunday, July 2; $50 per adult after July 2 and $15 per child (14 and under).