Shanahan Law Group, PLLC is the Speaker Sponsor for the 2019 Evening of Hope charity gala. The event benefits the Foundation of Hope, which funds research, spreads awareness, and works to make treatment available for people who suffer from mental illnesses.

This year’s keynote speaker is Elizabeth Vargas, an award-winning investigative journalist, TV anchor and advocate for mental health. Vargas is known for her work on 20/20 and ABC World News Tonight.

“At Shanahan Law Group, we believe in doing our part to make our community a better place,” said Kieran J. Shanahan, founder of Shanahan Law Group, “We are proud to sponsor the Evening of Hope and support the foundation’s efforts to increase understanding of the effects of mental illness and support efforts to find a cure.”

The Foundation of Hope was founded in 1984 by Thad and Alice Eure after their son, Thad Eure Jr., was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. They became devoted to advancing the scientific study of such illnesses and breaking the stigma surrounding them. This took the form of the Walk for Hope, a charity walk honoring Thad Eure Jr. after his death, and later, the Evening of Hope charity dinner and gala. To date, the Foundation has awarded 147 scientific research grants totaling more than $6.1 million.