More than 400 people turned out for “A Night of High Hopes,” a fundraiser for the Lindner Center of HOPE.
Total proceeds are expected to exceed $400,000.
The event raised $200,000 through sponsorships, ticket sales, silent auction and raffle. A special paddle auction raised $35,000. The Marriott Foundation is expected to match the total raised by the event.
The evening at the Manor House in Mason was hosted by High Hopes, a nonprofit that raises funds and awareness for the center. Co-chairs were Dianne Brown and Ruthie Keefe. All proceeds benefit bipolar and mood disorder research at the comprehensive mental health center in Mason.
Success stories about mental health were shared throughout the evening, beginning with an update from Dr. Mark Frye on the Mayo Clinic’s Bipolar Biobank.
In affiliation with Mayo Clinic, researchers at Lindner Center of HOPE are serving as a research resource for this study, attempting to identify and understand the underpinning mechanisms of bipolar disorders.
After dinner, featured speaker Pete Earley, American journalist and author of “CRAZY: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness,” shared his success story about his son, Kevin, who has bipolar disorder.
As the evening came to a close, Mary Alexander, director of development for Lindner Center of HOPE, shared a success story about one of the center’s research patients who has found hope as a subject in the study.
For more information lindnercenterofhope.org
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