Past Hope Happens Events
Tenth Annual Evening of Hope
We would like to thank all friends of Hope Happens for Neurological Disorders who have made the 10th Annual Evening of Hope possible. This year’s event was the most financially successful Evening of Hope to date. We hope that those of you that could join us enjoyed the evening and the performance by the Marcus Roberts Trio.
We were thrilled that Dr. William Peck, former Dean of the Washington University School of Medicine, accepted this year’s Spirit of Hope Award and we are grateful for his instrumental role in the partnership between Hope Happens and Washington University.
Funds raised at the event allow us to support cutting-edge research in neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, MS, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, stroke and spinal cord injury that share common underlying causes. Hope Happens’ collaboration with the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders at Washington University School of Medicine represents our partnership with physicians and scientists at this outstanding Center who are working hard to facilitate new treatments and cures.
Thank you all again for making this possible!
(Click on the row of pictures below to see the photo gallery).
Ninth Annual Evening of Hope
Thursday, April 18th, award winning filmmaker and composer Kenji Williams and BELLA GAIA inspired our guests with music and dance performances against a backdrop of orbiting visualizations of Earth from space.
Co-Chairs for our event were Rocky and Heather Kroeger, together with Will and Cindy Haines. Mrs. Jean Hobler was awarded the Spirit of Hope Award for her courage, dedication, and outstanding commitment to increasing awareness of ALS and other neurological diseases.
Our gala raised $200,000 and we are still counting! Proceeds from our gala will be used to fast-track collaborative, translational research at the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders.
Second Annual Hike 4 Hope Happens
Our second annual Hike 4 Hope Happens was held at Brown Shoe Company in Clayton on Saturday, September 22, 2012.
Kick-off was an optional High Heel Fun Run, and at 10:00 a.m. participants walked one mile around Clayton. St. Louis TV personality Heidi Glaus emceed the event again this year.
All proceeds from the Hike support translational research at the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders at Washington University School of Medicine.
Eighth Annual Evening of Hope
The eighth annual Evening of Hope, featuring Grammy-Award winning vocalist Steve Tyrell, was a huge success!
Hope Happens raised over $230,000. Thank you to our co-chairs Michelle Trulaske and Signa Hermann, and to all our sponsors, patrons, and friends who made this possible.
Proceeds from the Evening of Hope will support collaborative and translational research at the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders at Washington University School of Medicine.
Click here for pictures of the event.
Where Science Meets Art
A Collaboration with Artist Michael Eastman and Researchers from the Hope Center
Hope Happens for Neurological Disorders held the Where Science Meets Art reception at the Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis’ Central West End on February 3rd (private reception) and 4th, 2012. This cutting-edge art exhibition featured an exciting collaboration by international renowned photographer Michael Eastman and researchers from the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders at Washington University School of Medicine. For the first time, Hope Center scientists had the opportunity to collaborate with artist Michael Eastman, who transformed their scientific images into abstract works of art.
Michael Eastman with Hope Center Director Alison Goate and HH Board President Toby Martin
Just Like Mom Used to Make at Truffles Restaurant
On November 2, 2011, Chef John Griffiths of Truffles brought together leading St. Louis Chefs for a special culinary event to benefit Hope Happens and the ALS Association.
The evening included hors d’oeuvres and a six course meal of foods inspired by the childhood of each chef.
This amazing dinner event raised nearly $8,000 for Hope Happens, and we want to thank everybody who contributed to its success.
Hike 4 Hope Happens 2011
The inaugural Hike 4 Hope Happens took place on September 24, 2011 at Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park. On a beautiful sunny day, participants gathered at the Tremayne Shelter to watch St. Louis’ first High Heel Fun Run, and then chose between a one or two mile Hike around the lake. St. Louis TV personality Heidi Glaus emceed the event.
Hope Happens’ founder and board member Jean Hobler was honored by County Executive Charlie Dooley for her outstanding contributions on behalf of people who are affected by neurological diseases, and September 24 was proclaimed Jean Hobler Day in St. Louis County.
The Hike 4 Hope Happens was not only a fun community event, but also offered many opportunities to learn about the urgent need for treatments and cures for all neurodegenerative disorders. All proceeds of the event go to the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders at Washington University School of Medicine and will be used to fast-track collaborative, translational research to find treatments and cures.
7th Annual Evening of Hope a Huge Success
The 7th Annual Evening of Hope wa held on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. The evening was a great success and by far exceeded our expectations. Proceeds of the event will support the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders at Washington University School of Medicine.
The Evening of Hope featured a wonderful performance by the Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio. The Trio performed songs from their most recent album, An American Journey, which was acclaimed by NPR “One of the Best CD’s of 2008.” For more information about the Trio, visit their website www.eroicatrio.com.
Thank you to all our sponsors, friends and supporters for making the 7th Evening of Hope an unforgettable event.
Hope Happens’ 6th Evening of Hope
We would like to acknowledge and honor our sponsors of the 6th Annual Evening of Hope for their most generous support and extend special thanks to all of our Patrons as well. Without everyone’s support, this extraordinary event would not have been so successful. This year were able to allocate $98,000 of the proceeds to the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders.
Duke Realty Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. Derick L. Driemeyer
Mr. and Mrs. Sanford N. McDonnell
Steve and Michelle Trulaske
Mrs. Jean Hobler
Mrs. Clinton W. Lane, Jr.
Mrs. Theodore R. P. Martin
The Philpott Family Foundation
Towerhill Wealth Management
and The Kroeger Family
Jack and Suzy Villa, Villa Lighting
Washington University Department of Neurology
Richard and Josephine Weil