Spring for Hope 2014

It’s been a cold, snowy winter; it’s time to think Spring and you can’t think of Spring without thinking of the High Hopes Auxiliary’s annual “Spring for Hope” Luncheon.

Join High Hopes for a day of lunching and participate in the silent auction, with all proceeds benefitting the Helping Hands fund at Lindner Center of HOPE, a premier mental health hospital located in Mason offering adult residential services, inpatient hospitalization, research and outpatient services.

The event is set for Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Kenwood County Club. Starting at 10:30 am, High Hopes will open the bidding for terrific silent auction items, including a one week stay at a ski house in Beaver Creek, Colorado and a vacation in a beautiful 5 bedroom, 4 bath mountain home in Telluride, Colorado, signed and framed Joey Votto Jersey, wine baskets, and many more. In addition to the auction items, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for several unique prizes.

The gourmet luncheon begins at 12:00 pm, featuring one of Lindner Center of HOPE’s grateful patients who will discuss her struggles with mental illness and how clinicians at the Center have helped her in treating her illness.

Tickets are $70 each, and patron tables are available for $700. To register online, Click Here. Or call High Hopes President, Kathy Bechtold at 513-791-8133 to make your reservation.

High Hopes helps support Lindner Center of HOPE’s efforts to provide innovative and scientifically-based, mental health services. Since 2008 High Hopes Auxiliary has raised over $287,000 for Lindner Center of HOPE. Every dollar raised, goes directly into the Helping Hands Fund – a fund that helps patients in need of financial assistance.

High Hopes set a goal this year to raise $65,000 and anticipate 300 in attendance.

“1 in 4 people experience a mental illness in their lifetime,” said Mindy Weigel, co-chair of the event. “It may shock some, but in fact mental illness is the second greatest disease burden in the United States,” Ms. Weigel said. “The Auxiliary recognizes the importance of raising awareness and access to treatment and focuses its efforts towards achieving this.”

The foresight of Frances Lindner and her sister Nancy Nyhart led a collaborative effort with friends and colleagues to form High Hopes Auxiliary. Each shared a passion to raise money for and increase awareness of the benefits of mental health treatment. High Hopes helps support Lindner Center of HOPE’s efforts to provide innovative and scientifically-based, mental health services. Major sponsors include Cincinnati Asset Management, The Nielsen Company, Barry and Ruth Bucher, and Sharon and Bob Hoverson and Family.

For more information, visit www.lindnercenterofhope.org/springforhope

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