Celebrity Ambassadors

We are honored to have had these high-profile individuals speak at HDRF events about their own challenges and experiences dealing with depression. They have all learned that depression is a treatable medical illness. It is their courage to speak publicly about depression that will help us reach our goal of erasing the negative stigma that surrounds it and building awareness of the need for innovative research.

  • Mariel Hemingway (New York Seminar and Luncheon – November 10, 2015)
  • David O. Russell (New York Seminar and Luncheon – November 12, 2014)
  • Chiara de Blasio (New York Seminar and Luncheon – November 12, 2014)
  • Richard Dreyfuss (New York Seminar and Luncheon – November 7, 2013)
  • Candace Bushnell (New York Seminar and Luncheon – November 13, 2012)
  • Callie Thorne (New York Seminar and Luncheon – November 9, 2011)
  • Deborah Norville (New York Seminar and Luncheon – November 9, 2011)
  • Brooke Shields (New York Seminar and Luncheon – November 16, 2009)
  • Terry Bradshaw (Palm Beach Seminar and Luncheon – February 20, 2009)
  • Linda Hamilton (Inaugural New York Seminar and Luncheon – October 22, 2008)
  • Lorraine Bracco (Inaugural Palm Beach Luncheon – March 28, 2008)
  • Dominick Dunne (Inaugural Palm Beach Luncheon – March 28, 2008)
  • Jay McInerney (Introductory Luncheon – November 29, 2007)

We invite you to view the compelling stories they have shared with HDRF supporters at previous events.