Walk of Hope + 5K Run to Defeat Depression

The third annual event was a huge success! More than 500 men, women and children – plus a few canine friends – came out on Sunday, August 5, 2018 to raise awareness and $250,000 for advanced depression research.

The Walk of Hope + 5K Run to Defeat Depression raised $250,000 for urgent research.

Hope was in abundant supply as everybody sported caps in HDRF’s signature sunshine yellow, along with t-shirts with a custom design by Robert Wilson of the Watermill Center. The competitive runners – 150 in all – burst through the starting line, followed by families and fun runners.
Following the race, Audrey Gruss and her team presented medals for best times in various age categories. Travis Taylor won the best time in the Adult Male category, and Tara Farrell won best time in the Adult Female category. Mark Jacobello, age 13, won for best youth male, and Caroline Clagne, age 13, won for best youth female.

HDRF recognizes the top individual fundraisers Scott Snyder and Kim Heirston, and the Top Fundraising Team, Arthur Dunnam and Roy Cohen of Oskar’s Papa’s Team. Thank you to all of our fundraisers who are truly making a difference with 100% of funds going directly to research.