21st Annual Walk For Hope Needs You

The Psychiatry and Pharmacy departments are forming teams to represent the Hospital in the 21st Annual Walk For Hope, which takes place on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m. Also, the Inaugural 10K Run for Hope will begin at 8 a.m. We need your help to make this year's Walk the most successful one ever.

Mental Illness strikes millions of people each year, but effective treatments are being found, thanks to research funds raised through The Walk For Hope, the annual fundraiser for The Foundation of Hope.

To date, The Foundation of Hope has given over $2 million to fund local research projects and treatment programs. This "seed money" has leveraged an additional $89 million in federal grants at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Dorothea Dix Hospitals.
There are several ways you can join in.  You can make a personal donation. You can join us for the Walk on Sunday, Oct. 11.  You can canvas friends, neighbors and co-workers for contributions.  You can work as a volunteer the day of the event.  Or, you can do all of the above!

Each team member is required to raise at least $60 to qualify for the team. Team members may also sell Walk for Hope raffle tickets with a Grand Prize of two tickets from American Airlines to anywhere in the continental United States or the Caribbean.  Raffle ticket sales are included with contributions to reach your fund raising goal. We are also selling discounted car wash coupons from Gentle Touch Car Wash in Raleigh. The $20 coupons for at least a $30 value and $8 of each sale goes directly to the Foundation.

Here’s the fun part: There are prizes for the top fund raising individuals, teams and children and a big party at The Angus Barn Pavilion after the Walk, complete with food, drinks and a great band for everyone to enjoy.  There is also a raffle with great prizes donated by area merchants.

To find out more, contact Carly Rubinow (carly_rubinow@med.unc.edu) in Psychiatry or Glenn Girtman (ggirtman@unch.unc.edu) in Pharmacy. Look for posters throughout the hospital and clinics. Registration forms in all Pharmacy locations and Employee Recreation service desk in the lobby.

Psychiatry Team Name: UNC Psychiatry; Team code: "UNCPsychiatry"
Pharmacy Team Name: Midnight Ramblers; Team code: "MR"

Thanks for your help. Donations are tax deductible.