About 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. suffer from a mental illness, according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness. Aside from its prevalence, mental illness has a ripple effect that bleeds into nearly every corner of our society including the economy, our healthcare system, family relationships, homelessness, and more.
CPI Security’s mission is to make the communities it serves better, whether that be through protecting homes and businesses or giving back through charitable efforts. CPI Security is carrying out its mission as the presenting sponsor of two Foundation of Hope events that further mental illness research.
“The Foundation of Hope has been improving the lives of people suffering from mental illness for more than 30 years. The need for mental health research is greater than ever and we believe in the work the Foundation of Hope is doing to better the lives of those in our community.”
CEO and Founder of CPI Security Ken Gill
The Foundation of Hope is a nonprofit that aims to conquer mental illness by investing in groundbreaking scientific research and mental health initiatives. The Foundation of Hope raises money for these initiatives through a variety of events, including the Evening of Hope and Ignite Hope.
Since 1992, the nonprofit has hosted the Evening of Hope to raise money for its cause. Twenty years later, the event has become a staple event for the Raleigh community. This year, the Foundation of Hope is expanding the initiative by adding a second night of fundraising with the inaugural running of Ignite Hope.
On Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, hundreds of people attended the Evening of Hope Gala at the Pavilion at the Angus Barn to raise money for mental health research. Grammy Award-winning signer, actress, and mental health advocate LeAnn Rimes was the keynote speaker. Rimes has been outspoken about her own battle with anxiety and depression.
The following evening, hundreds of more guests attended a casual night of dinner and dancing at the Angus Barn to continue raising money for this important cause. The event highlighted the best that North Carolina has to offer, including performances by the Band of Oz.
Together, the Evening of Hope and Igniting Hope events raised more than $1 million for groundbreaking mental health research.
You can still help the Foundation of Hope raise money for mental health research. Click here to further the Foundation of Hope’s mission of conquering mental illness through life-saving research.