Our Events

Evening of Hope

September 2021

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 gorgeous Pavilion at the Angus Barn, the evening includes a delicious meal with wine pairings, live and silent auctions, and a celebrity keynote speaker.

We are exploring multiple options to reimagine our event – including virtual formats – for this year. We are also working to potentially reschedule Grammy-award winning singer and actress LeAnn Rimes as our guest speaker for 2021, so stay tuned for details.

Our priority continues to be ensuring the health and well-being of our friends and supporters, and we are hopeful that we will be able to gather safely and comfortably together this fall.

Evening of Hope


Walk for Hope


33rd Annual Walk for Hope with Virtual Option!

The Angus Barn
Sunday, October 10, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars – planning is underway for our flagship event – an in-person 5K Walk or Run and festival – with some extra safety protocols in place of course! 

This fun, family-friendly event offers participants the opportunity to get their t-shirt, delicious lunch, win prizes, hear tunes from local musicians, and more, all while supporting critical mental illness research right here in the Triangle! 100% of participant dollars directly support research.

We’re prepared to pivot to a Drive-Thru event again if we must, but we’re thinking positively that we’ll be able to enjoy all being together again safely this fall!

Prefer to walk with us from afar this year? Join us VIRTUALLY instead! Get excited – registration will be open SOON for the Walk for Hope with Virtual option!


Are you a business or individual interested in sponsoring the Walk for Hope and/or the Evening of Hope? Contact us! We partner with businesses for year-round support, as well as event specific donations of time, goods, funds and/or manpower. The work of the Foundation of Hope would not be possible without the generous support of our local and national sponsors. Because of our generous sponsors, all of the Walk for Hope expenses are underwritten, allowing 100% of participant dollars to go directly to research funding. We are grateful for tax-deductible donations of cash or in-kind contributions and make every effort to promote our sponsors’ involvement with the Foundation. There are multiple sponsorship opportunities as a year-round sponsor or an event-specific sponsor of the Evening of Hope or the Walk for Hope. Click the buttons below to learn more about the benefits of becoming a Foundation of Hope event sponsor.