The Circle of Hope is Fairbanks’ largest fundraising event of the year to raise funds to support patient programs at Fairbanks, helping more men, women and adolescents who are uninsured or underinsured find a path to recovery. The event features faces and voices of those in recovery – including a nationally recognized keynote speaker – and aims to raise awareness of substance use disorder and ways to seek help. During the event, the Richard M. Fairbanks Circle of Hope award is presented to an individual or organization making outstanding contributions to the field of addiction.
The Fairbanks Circle of Hope Dinner scheduled for April 21, 2021, has been moved to next year, 2022. The health and safety of our guests, our caregivers and our clients remain of the utmost importance and guided our discussions and, ultimately, our decision to postpone. We look forward to sharing more details about our 2022 Circle of Hope event in the coming months.
Postponing this event was a decision we did not take lightly, especially knowing the need among our clients and communities has grown tremendously in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Isolation has increased co-occurring problems such as anxiety and depression. Underlying medical conditions have meant, in many instances, that those seeking recovery are more at risk. Increases in substance use have skyrocketed across society.
Unfortunately, the effects of the pandemic on mental health are expected to continue. Add to that the economic impact faced by so many of our clients and those wishing to seek recovery, and we know it will take all of us joining together to help meet the need.
Your generosity today can make any of the following possible this year:
You can help more individuals find a path to recovery. Want to learn more about sponsorship opportunities? Contact Jennifer Bolander at jbolander2@eCommunity.com or 317-355-2459. Questions about the event? Please contact Cindy Farber at cfarber@eCommunity.com or 317-355.4661.