The Foundation of Hope
C.S. Lewis said that there are better things ahead than any we leave behind. Yet, thousands have lovingly adopted the noble, living legacy that Thad and Alice Eure left behind at the end of their relatively young lives. Established in 1984, the Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness is a non-profit organization aimed at discovering the causes and potential cures for mental illness in order to develop effective means of treatment.
After Thad’s untimely passing in 1989, employees of restaurants established by Thad and Alice Eure, including the Angus Barn, Fat Daddy’s and 42nd Street Oyster Bar, united to start the annual Walk for Hope. The goal of the event, spearheaded by Wyndy Hoover, Jill Highsmith and Henk Schuitemaker, was to raise awareness of the Foundation’s mission and to help fund grants and projects that would lead to cutting edge treatments. Approximately 200 participants raised $30,000 at the premier walk stretching 12 miles between Thad and Alice’s first restaurant, the Angus Barn, and their last, 42nd Street Oyster Bar.
Perhaps David Rubinow, M.D., Chair of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina said it best: “I cannot adequately express my appreciation to the Foundation of Hope for their role in educating the public about the ravages
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