Annual Event

Evening of Hope and Discovery

Crowne Plaza Boston-Woburn

Friday, September 22nd

7:00-9:00PM ET

Celebrate our 10th annual Evening of Hope and Discovery with Families for Depression Awareness board members, volunteers, supporters, and staff. This year's event will take place at the Crowne Plaza Boston-Woburn less than 15 miles outside of Boston. Reserve a table for you and your guests or buy individual tickets. Then, at the event, enjoy the delicious Italian buffet, amazing silent auction, and moving testimonials about the work we do with families. A cash bar will be available.

Interested in sponsoring this year's event? Email Valerie Cordero at


Suzy Becker

Event Keynote Speaker: Suzy Becker

Suzy Becker is a New Yorker cartoonist, award-winning educator and entrepreneur, and the author/illustrator of eleven books for all ages. Her titles include the internationally bestselling, All I Need to Know I Learned From My Cat (over two million copies sold), and two memoirs, I Had Brain Surgery, What's Your Excuse? and One Good Egg.

Suzy works and teaches in the emerging field of graphic medicine: illustrated life narratives of caregiving, health, recovery, and illness. The process of making these narratives has documented physical and mental health/wellness benefits for patients, students, professional practitioners, and caregivers.


Premier Sponsor


Corporate Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsor

Community Sponsors

Middlesex Savings Bank.





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