october, 2019

13oct8:00 am1:00 amFoundation of Hope - A Walk for Hope8:00 am - 1:00 am


Event Details

WE ARE BUILDING A CONSCIOUS STRONG TEAM TO WALK FOR HOPE! Come join us to help build awareness and make a difference in the lives of so many struggling with mental illness.


In the 31 years since it began, our flagship charity event has helped raise millions of dollars towards better understanding—and, eventually, maybe even curing—illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, postpartum depression, schizophrenia and anorexia.

Each year, thousands of participants come together at the Angus Barn in Raleigh to show solidarity for family, friends and community members living with a mental illness. After the walk is over, we celebrate our achievement with a family-friendly afternoon of food, games, music and prizes.

100% of the money raised by participants directly funds local mental health research at the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Psychiatry. And, just as critically, it helps call attention to the stigma and significance of these often invisible illnesses, which affect as many as one in five American adults.

Every step gives us hope, and hope keeps us moving forward. In 2019, we’ll strive to go further and do more than ever before. We’d be so pleased to have you walk beside us.

The Race for Steak

Held the same morning as the Walk for Hope, the Race for Steak is a USA Track & Field Certified run with a timed 5K route. Prizes are awarded to the top men’s and women’s finishers in each age group.

The Festival

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 or the run to participate. Purchase a festival-only armband and come out any time to enjoy the day!


(Sunday) 8:00 am - 1:00 am


The Angus Barn


Conscious Strong