Palm Beach Daily News: Race of Hope raises $400K for depression research
For a few moments, it looked like as though rain would reappear for a second year at the Hope for Depression Research Foundation’s Race of Hope. Instead, a few moments of drizzle gave way to blue skies on Saturday.
The second annual 5K run/walk began at Royal Poinciana Plaza, went along the Lake Trail, crossed over to North County Road and back to the plaza. After the race, participants were ready to hit the coffee and bagel station with smiles on their faces.
Co-grand marshals Audrey Gruss and Scott Snyder, family members, dogs and other supporters cheered on the runners. One sheepadoodle named Logan even wore a yellow tutu to greet racers at the finish line.
About $400,000 was raised, Gruss said. All of the proceeds from the race will fund education and research into the root causes and treatment of depression and other mood disorders. Last year’s race raised nearly $300,000.