On Friday, December 7, Hope for Depression Research Foundation held a festive cocktail party and dinner at the Royal Poinciana Plaza in West Palm Beach to announce its upcoming Palm Beach 5K Race of HOPE on January 27. The event was hosted by HDRF Founder and Chair Audrey Gruss and Scott Snyder, who are Co-Grand Marshals of the Race of HOPE, the first of its kind in Palm Beach. HDRF hosts a 5K each summer in Southampton.
More than 200 people gathered under the night sky in The Royal Poinciana Plaza’s courtyard for the cocktail reception. Guests included Gigi and Harry Benson, Phillipe and Debbie Dauman, Jackie Weld Drake, Llwyd Ecclestone, Mary and Mark Freitas, Myrna Haft, Candy Hamm, Jane Holzer, Susan Lloyd, Nicola and Jeff Marcus, Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Tatiana and Campion Platt, Gene Pressman, Alexia Ryan, and Felicia Taylor.