When: 07/25/2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The second annual Week of Hope, organized by the Hope for Depression Research Foundation to raise mental health awareness, will launch outside of the Ralph Lauren in Southampton on Thursday, July 25, at noon and run through August 4.
During the week, 200 local businesses will place environmentally safe and re-usable yellow balloons by their doors to symbolize hope and their commitment to raising awareness for depression and mental health.
There will be a Southampton Shop for Hope on August 1 from 4 to 6 PM, with several stores including Ralph Lauren, J. Crew, J. McLaughlin, and Geary Gubbins Sports offering discounts and donating a percentage of sales back to HDRF.
On the final day, August 4, is the fourth annual Race of Hope around Lake Agawam at 8:30 AM, with 100 percent of the proceeds will fund advanced depression research.
Last year, the week raised more than $250,000 for research. For more information, visit www.hopefordepression.org.