Day of Hope

Individuals and Families Raising Awareness and Critical Funds 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 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 $600,000 has been raised.

Mark your calendar to join us for our next Day of Hope on September 9, 2023.

Interested in hosting a Day of Hope event? Email Becky Benson (, Family Services Manager.

Walk a Mile for Hope

Walk a Mile for Hope on Saturday, September 9 in your neighborhood or at your gym, school, place of worship or workplace, etc. Invite your friends, family, and colleagues to join you while you walk, run, or maybe dance, roll, or stroll a mile.

Mark your Mile for Hope, post a photo or video on Facebook, tag the NTSAD Facebook page, and use #NTSADDOH23.

Day of Hope Fundraising Page

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

Day of Hope T-Shirts

Purchase your Day of Hope t-shirt or create a TEAM shirt inspiring others to join you as a rare ally and support NTSAD at the same time.

Day of Hope Fundraisers