When: 08/01/2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A week of hope will be culminating with a race to raise awareness of depression and mental health Sunday, August 4. Southampton resident Audrey Gruss’s Hope for Depression Research Foundation’s annual Week of Hope turned 200 shops yellow, along with Southampton Arts Center, the Southampton Chamber of Commerce, and Southampton Town Hall, for the foundation that funds cutting-edge scientific research into the origins, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of depression and its related mood and emotional disorders. On Thursday, August 1, from 4 to 6 PM, stores including Ralph Lauren, J. Crew, J. McLaughlin, Geary Gubbins Sports, and others will offer shopping discounts and donate a percentage of sales to Hope for Depression Research Foundation. Geary Gubbins Sports will host a Race of Hope kick-off party where attendees can register for the race and pick up gear if already registered. There will also be live music and raffles, and refreshments will be served. American model, actress, and businesswoman Christie Brinkley’s grown children Sailor Brinkley-Cook and Jack Brinkley-Cook have been named grand marshals for the Race of Hope, which kicks off 8:30 AM August 4 around Lake Agawam. In 2018, more than 500 participants of all ages helped raise more than $250,000, with every dollar raised going directly to research. To sign up or learn more, visit www.hopefordepression.org.