The Best Super Bowl Party in Town Raises $130, 000 for Bipolar and Mood Disorders Research

The fifth annual Touchdown for HOPE Super Bowl Sunday event took place on February 2, 2014 at the Great American Ballpark Champions Club.

Mason, OH –The fifth annual Touchdown for HOPE Super Bowl Sunday event took place on February 2, 2014 at the Great American Ballpark Champions Club. Touchdown for HOPE is a classy, upscale Super Bowl party with big screen televisions, plush seating, and signature Cincinnati food favorites, with the addition of some New York-style fare and cocktails in the theme of the game venue. All of this took place in a sports fan’s dream location –overlooking the baseball field, with proceeds going to enhance local research being done in Bipolar and Mood Disorders at Lindner Center of HOPE.
Originally conceived in 2010 by Scott Robertson, Carl Satterwhite, John Ryan, Francie Hiltz and Sue Lawrence this annual event, hosted by Anthony and Dede Munoz, raised $130,000 this year to ultimately improve the lives of those suffering with mental illness.

“Mood disorders are the most common form of psychiatric illness and are among the leading causes of disability worldwide,” said Dr. Paul E. Keck, Jr., President & CEO of Lindner Center of HOPE. “The study of these devastating illnesses is extremely complex. In spite of the unprecedented growth in the diagnosis of these illnesses, research continues to be under-funded; while much work is still needed to enhance our understanding of these illnesses, the risk factors and the most effective forms of treatment.”

This year’s event had a record attendance of over 400 attendees. Among the guests were former Bengals players Ickey Woods and Eric Thomas.

A generous list of sponsors made this event possible.

Lindner Center of HOPE provides excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults, intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

CONTACT:
Jennifer Pierson
Lindner Center of HOPE
(513) 536-0316
jennifer.pierson@lindnercenter.org

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