Day of Hope

Raise Awareness and Critical Funds for Research


Fundraising Goal: $55,000

Move a Mile for Hope

Thank you to everyone who Moved a Mile for Hope or hosted their very own Day of Hope Event! Since the first Day of Hope held in September 2011, the NTSAD Community has raised more than $740,000 for research.

Bringing Communities Together

Each year families, friends, neighbors, and colleagues come together for a “Day of Hope” and host an event to raise awareness and critical funds for research. Last year’s Day of Hope was September 9, 2023, and all summer long, families hosted walks, runs, dance parties, pancake breakfasts, trivia nights, golf tournaments, Facebook fundraisers, t-shirt campaigns, and more in support of NTSAD families.

Mark your calendar to join us for Move a Mile for Hope on September 21, 2024.

Interested in hosting a Day of Hope event? Email Susan Keliher (, Director of Development and Communications.

Move for Hope Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in NTSAD’s Move for Hope Challenge on Facebook. We greatly appreciate you raising awareness and critical funds.

NTSAD Research Initiative

The Day of Hope supports NTSAD’s Research Initiative. Since its inception in 2002, NTSAD’s Research Initiative has awarded more than 69 grants and provided more than $4.1 million in funding. The data generated in some of these projects funded by NTSAD grant opportunities were leveraged to obtain future funding from larger National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, resulting in over $10 million toward finding cures.

Day of Hope Fundraisers