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My name is Hayden Lucas, and I am the lead teen ambassador for the Teen Race of Hope. Outside of HDRF, I am a junior at The Dwight School, and honestly, I’m just like any other high schooler: I partake in extracurriculars like the investment and mental health clubs at my school as well as fence competitively. Apart from that, I am no different than most NYC high school students. This is why I see the importance of mental health in today’s society. Most teens in NYC know about topics like mental health and depression but are often too scared to discuss them in depth. This stigma as well as seeing teens face their mental health alone is why I reached out to HDRF to start this race.


Hayden Lucas
Stacey Griffith
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Stacey Griffith is the founding senior master instructor at SoulCycle and the bestselling author of Two Turns from Zero and Energize. She has been featured in national media outlets, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, People, Town and Country, Vanity Fair, Self, Shape, and Women’s Health. She is co-founder of the apparel brand Love & Sports® sold exclusively at Walmart and Griffith is a highly sought after motivational speaker and her fitness classes have sold out across the country for more than two decades.


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Grier Hammond Henchy, an upcoming senior in high school, will be this year’s Honorary Grand Marshal for the Teen Race of Hope. Following in the footsteps of her mother, Brooke Shields, Grier has begun a promising journey in modeling and embarks on an inspiring shared path committed to raising awareness about depression. Shields herself was honored by HDRF with the Hope Award for Depression Advocacy in 2009, a testament to her efforts in this critical area.

Grier Hammond Henchy

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