Touchdown for HOPE Raises $203,000
The 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 Chili, 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 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. We are very grateful for the support of Touchdown for HOPE in order to continue to enhance our efforts.”
Lindner Center of HOPE (profiled here) 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 and adolescents, 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.