Touchdown for HOPE Raises $203,000 for Bipolar and Mood Disorders Research

DSC_0022The sixth annual Touchdown for HOPE Super Bowl Sunday event took place on February 1, 2015 at the Great American Ballpark Champions Club. With 423 attendees and $203,000 raised to enhance Bipolar and Mood Disorders Research at Lindner Center of HOPE, The Best Super Bowl Party in Town was a huge success.

Great American Ballpark provided the perfect casual environment, reminiscent of a very large family room, with numerous seating areas and televisions for watching the game, the festivities and the commercials. Guests enjoyed Cincinnati favorite foods including Skyline DSC_0035Chili, Montgomery Inn ribs and Saratoga chips, LaRosa’s pizza, and United Diary Farmers ice cream. As Arizona hosted Super Bowl XLIV, guests  were also treated to a Southwestern menu including, Southwestern Salad, Chicken Empanadas, Pulled Pork Tacos, Steak or Cheese Quesadillas and Churros with dolce de leche, cocoa powder, powdered sugar and cinnamon sugar

“Mood disorders are the most common form of psychiatric illness and are among the DSC_0048leading 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. We are very grateful for the support of Touchdown for HOPE in order to continue to enhance our efforts.”

A generous list of sponsors made this event possible.