When: 07/25/2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Week of Hope will launch on Thursday, July 25, at noon in Southampton Village, outside of Ralph Lauren in Southampton. Throughout the week, up to 200 local business owners, including Michael Kors, Brooks Brothers, J. Crew, The White Company, the Southampton Arts Center, the Southampton Chamber of Commerce, and Southampton Town Hall will have two-foot-wide yellow statement balloons (environmentally safe and re-usable) placed by their front door to symbolize hope and their commitment to raising awareness of depression and mental health.
The Week of Hope was created by Southampton resident Audrey Gruss’s Hope for Depression Research Foundation, a leading non-profit dedicated to fighting depression through research and education. The launch will be hosted by co-grand marshals Gruss and Arthur Dunnam accompanied by Southampton Village Mayor Jesse Warren.
During Southampton Shop for Hope, on Thursday, August 1, from 4 to 6 PM, several stores will offer shopping discounts and donate a percentage of sales back to HDRF. Geary Gubbins Sports will host a Race of Hope Kick-Off Party during this time, where it will offer refreshments, live music, and raffles and attendees can register for the race and pick up their race gear if they are already registered.
On Sunday, August 4, the final day of the Week of Hope, the fourth annual Race of Hope will take place around Lake Agawam at 8:30 AM. Visit www.hopefordepression.org.