Events 2019-04-23T19:04:14-04:00

Our Events

Evening of Hope

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Evening of Hope is our annual gala event, an occasion for celebration and a time to shine a light on mental health. Held at the Pavilion at the Angus Barn, the evening includes a delicious meal with wine pairings, live and silent auctions and a keynote speaker.

We are so pleased to announce that in 2019, we will welcome Emmy-award-winning investigative journalist, TV anchor, and mental health advocate Elizabeth Vargas as our keynote speaker.

For tickets, or to learn more about becoming sponsor, call the Foundation office at 919-781-9255, or contact Blair Smallman at

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The 31st Annual Thad & Alice Eure Walk for Hope
walk • run • festival

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Race for Steak: 9 a.m. • Walk for Hope: 10 a.m. • Festival: 10:30 a.m. 

The Thad & Alice Eure Walk for Hope is one of the nation’s largest and oldest fundraisers benefiting mental health research and treatment. There are two options for Walk participants: a 5k and a 1-mile Nature Hike around the Angus Barn Lake. Learn more.

The Race for Steak is a USA Track & Field Certified 5K Run (NC091116NW) held concurrently with the Walk.  Learn more.

And all day long, we’re hosting a family-friendly festival with music, games, face-painting, balloon art, an ice cream sundae bar, funnel cake, a magician, pony rides, and more!

And the best part is: you don’t have to join the walk to participate. Purchase a festival-only armband and come out any time to enjoy the day.


Are you a business or individual interested in sponsoring the Walk for Hope and/or the Evening of Hope? We’d be grateful for your help! Click the buttons below to learn more about the benefits of becoming a Foundation of Hope event sponsor.

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