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First Annual Palm Beach ‘Walk of Hope + 5K Run to Defeat Depression’
First Annual Palm Beach ‘Walk of Hope + 5K Run to Defeat Depression’

First Annual Palm Beach ‘Walk of Hope + 5K Run to Defeat Depression’

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First Annual Palm Beach ‘Walk of Hope + 5K Run to Defeat Depression’

January 26 - January 27

First Annual Palm Beach ‘Walk of Hope + 5K Run to Defeat Depression’

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, lace up your sneakers and join Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) as they set out on their inaugural Palm Beach Walk of Hope + 5K Run to Defeat Depression. The event will raise awareness and funds for advanced depression research, with every dollar raised going directly to research.

HDRF’s Founder and Walk of Hope Co-Chair, Audrey Gruss and Co-Chair Scott Snyder will lead participants on a beautiful three-mile route starting at the event’s lead sponsor, The Royal Poinciana Plaza. They will then continue along the beautiful North Lake Trail and through the streets of Palm Beach.

This high-spirited, family-focused and inspiring event is all about uniting 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.

This event will be debuted in Palm Beach after its success in Southampton, NY. In August 2018, HDRF hosted the third annual Walk of Hope + 5K Run to Defeat Depression where more than 500 people, including CBS’sBlue Bloodsstar Lorraine Bracco, The Watermill Center’s Robert Wilson, Southampton Hospital’s Steve Bernstein, Jenny and John Paulson, and Jamee andPeter Gregory, helped raised more than $250,000 for advanced depression research.

All participants will receive a finisher hat, jacket, shirt and medal. Prizes will be awarded for best time in different age categories as well as for the top individual fundraiser and top fundraising team. To participate, please visit www.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 $30-million through over 125 grants for accelerated breakthrough depression research that promises to lead to new and better medications and treatments.

Registration Information:

  • Date: Sunday January 27, 2019
  • Time: Check-in begins at 7:00 am and the Walk + 5k Run begins at 8am
  • Meeting Point: The Royal Poinciana Plaza, Palm Beach, NY
  • Cost:$40 per adult through Wednesday, January 2; $50 per adult after January 2, $25 per student and $15 per child (9 and under).
  • Strollers and dogs welcome

About The Royal Poinciana Plaza 

The Royal Poinciana Plaza is an iconic destination that serves as a jewel box oasis in the heart of beautiful Palm Beach. Built in the late 1950s, it stands today as a landmarked property and one of Palm Beach’s most treasured architectural gems. With 180,000 square feet of retail space and lush, sprawling gardens, it offers a unique international shopping and entertainment destination for indulgence, inspiration, and retreat.

Designed by world-renowned architect John Volk, The Royal echoes some of Europe’s legendary retail destinations like the Palais Royal in Paris. The property has been carefully restored to its original mid-century glamour while remaining true to its retail roots. Its offerings will include a unique mix of luxury retail, fashion, dining and entertainment, along with amenities for both local and international visitors.

Arranged around two beautiful courtyards with outdoor furniture, palm trees and gardens, The Royal provides a destination for guests to enjoy outdoor events, read the paper, sip a coffee, gather with family and friends, shop or dine. For more information, visit http://www.theroyalpoincianaplaza.com/or discover more @theroyalpoincianaplaza on Instagram.

Royal Contacts:

Dana McHugh, HL Group – dmchugh@hlgrp.com

Cristina Bolívar, HL Group – cbolivar@hlgrp.com

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The Royal Poinciana Plaza
340 Royal Poinciana Way
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