The 22nd annual Walk for Hope drew more than 3,000 participants and raised more than $500,000 for psychiatric research at the University of North Carolina.
The Walk for Hope is the country’s only annual community walk raising funds for research and treatment of mental illness. To date, The Foundation of Hope has given more than $3.1 million to fund mental health research and treatment through UNC. This seed money has leveraged an additional $100 million in National Institute of Mental Health funds.
The mission of the Foundation of Hope, established in 1984, is to promote scientific research into the causes and potential cures for mental illness in order to develop a more effective means of treatment.