Audrey Gruss, Anderson Cooper gather for Hope for Depression Research Foundation
On November 15, the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF), held its 10th Annual HOPE Luncheon Seminar at The Plaza Hotel where the non-profit honored CNN anchor and journalist Anderson Cooper with the 2016 HOPE Award for Depression Advocacy.
HDRF founder and chair Audrey Gruss applauded Anderson Cooper for his public discussion of his family’s personal story of depression and suicide. Cooper accepted the award with a speech that explained how he managed his emotions after his brother committed suicide in 1988.
Chuck Scarborough was Master of Ceremonies and guests included Jay McInerney —whom LLNYC recently profiled — Karen LeFrak, Susan Gutfreund, HRH Princess Katherine of Serbia, and 11-year-old Shane Boylan, who raised $4,000 with a bike ride he organized in memory of his father.
Also in attendance were Janna Bullock, Sharon Bush, Caroline Dean, William Flaherty, Jamee Gregory, Martin Gruss, Mai Hallingby Harrison, Kim Heirston, Yaz Hernandez, and Ritchey Howe.