30th Annual Walk for Hope

When Oct 14, 2018
from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where Angus Barn, Raleigh, NC
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-445-0208
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Join UNC PSYCHIATRY for the 30th Annual Thad & Alice Eure Walk for Hope on Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 10:00am. Want to run instead of walk? The RACE FOR STEAK (5K or 10K) begins at 8:00am. This year’s walk is sure to be the biggest and best ever, so mark your calendars to come join us for food and fun with the whole family! You can walk, run, skip, or dance your way up Glenwood Avenue before enjoying a delicious lunch and an AWESOME family festival with music, entertainment, and more!  

The Foundation for Hope holds the annual Walk for Hope to fund local scientific research to find causes, cures, and more effective treatments for mental illness. This is a fantastic opportunity to support those living with mental illness in the community, as well as those who are working to study and treat those illnesses. The proceeds from the Walk for Hope are awarded as “seed” money for UNC Psychiatry research studies and UNC Psychiatry-affiliated programs throughout the Triangle.

The UNC Department of Psychiatry has a 2018 Walk fundraising goal of $10,000 – our largest ever! We were a top 10 fundraising team last year, but this year we are going for 1st place!

Raffle tickets are available to buy or sell (and you can buy them as your entry fee!!) – prizes are 2 roundtrip domestic tickets on Delta Airlines, a $1,000 gift certificate to Bailey’s Fine Jewelry, or a $250 gift certificate to Second Empire Restaurant! Raffle tickets are $1/each, or $5/6 tickets or $20/25 tickets. See Jennifer Gibson in 304 MacNider to purchase raffle tickets or to get raffle ticket books to sell (you don’t have to buy them first!). 

There are 3 walk options and 2 run options for participants:

Walk/Run: 10k loop (6.2 mile) from Angus Barn through the William B. Umstead Park and back to the Angus Barn
Walk/Run: 5k loop (3.1 mile) from Angus Barn to the Umstead Park Visitors Center and back to the Angus Barn
Walk: 1 mile family-friendly hike around the lake at the Angus Barn Pavilion

Registering/fundraising by participants can be done via credit cards online, cash or check. When you join the UNC Psychiatry team, a personal fundraising page will be created for you so you can share that link to make it easy for family and friends to support you! Each walker/runner is responsible for a minimum of:

$70.00 – Adults

$30.00 – Children 5 - 12 and Full-time Students (includes Residents!)

To join the UNC PSYCHIATRY team (as a Walker, a Runner, or both!):

  1. 1) Go to https://event.racereach.com/walk-for-hope/register 
  2. 2) Choose your registration type, and enter your personal information and t-shirt size
  3. 3) Under “Fundraising Team” select “#1658-UNC Psychiatry (captain Jennifer Gibson)” 
  4. 4) Sign the waiver, put in your payment information, and purchase!
  5. 5) Set your fundraising goal, and share your personal fundraising page with friends and family so they can donate to you! (Note: you must open your welcome email and log in to your page to activate the link so others can see it!)
  6. 6) Runners do not need to pay an additional fee if they want to do the Walk after the Race for Steak!

To donate to the UNC PSYCHIATRY team:

  1. 1) Go to https://event.racereach.com/walk-for-hope/donate_user/28943_1529952132 
  2. 2) You can credit your donation to any of the UNC Psychiatry Team members (all donations get credited to the team total) – if you want to choose a different individual, click “select someone else” and search for “UNC Psychiatry” under “team”
  3. 3) Select your recipient, donation amount and enter your personal information and payment information 

Contact Jennifer_gibson@med.unc.edu or 919-445-0208 for more information/assistance with joining the team, to purchase raffle tickets, or to donate to the UNC Psychiatry team. 

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