I have just registered a team for the Walk for Hope as I have since 1996.
The Foundation of Hope is a charity which raises money for research into mental illness. The way they distribute the money is to give so-called ‘seed money’ which enables researchers to do the work necessary to apply for grants for comprehensive research. By using this method, the Foundation of Hope has been instrumental in securing millions of dollars to find cures or relief for those suffering from mental illnesses.
As the only charity to raise money for this cause, the Foundation of Hope is unique. It is also important to me to know that just about every dollar donated to the Foundation of Hope actually goes to the cause which – regrettably – is not the case with all charities (but there is a website from the American Institute of Philanthropy where you can check the rating of the charity you have in mind http://www.charitywatch.org/index.html).
The event will be Sunday October 13th at 10 AM, starting at the Angus Barn in Raleigh. There will be several options for running, walking or just strolling around the little lake, just enough to work up an appetite for the party which showcases the Angus Barn’s legendary ability to feed crowds.
Please check out the website www.walkforhope.com and decide whether you want to get involved. Needless to say, money is always welcome but I’d rather have you register yourself or get a few friends to go with you and register a team.
Hope to see you there.