Day of Hope

Raise Awareness and Critical Funds for Research


Fundraising Goal: $55,000

Move a Mile for Hope

Move a Mile for Hope on Saturday, September 9, 2023! Invite your friends, family, and colleagues to join you while you walk, run, dance, roll, or stroll a mile.

Mark your Mile for Hope, post a photo or video on social media, tag the NTSAD’s page, and use #NTSADDOH23!

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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 17, 2022, 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.

Funds raised go toward finding effective treatments and NTSAD’s Research Initiative. Since the first Day of Hope held in September 2011, more than $670,000 has been raised.

Mark your calendar to join us for Move a Mile for Hope on September 9, 2023.

Interested in hosting a Day of Hope event? Email Sydnie Dimond (, Development and Communications Manager.

Move for Hope Challenge

Participate in NTSAD’s Move for Hope Challenge on Facebook to raise awareness and critical funds by creating a Day of Hope giving page.

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