The Chris Hope Foundation is dedicated to touching lives, empowering families, and advocating for pediatric cancers and other life-threatening illnesses. From providing educational tools and fun-filled activities to alleviating financial burdens, it is our mission to serve those facing the greatest fight of their life.

When visiting a friend and their child who was battling pediatric cancer, Christopher Hope saw a need. He saw firsthand how the hospitalization of a child could bring an immeasurable amount of financial and emotional stress to families. After rallying a group of friends together to help take care of a car payment that the family was unable to make due to time off from work to tend to their ailing child, Hope realized his longing to make a difference could be met in a way that was far greater than this one act of generosity.

And just like that, the Chris Hope Foundation was born. In April of 2015, he officially added two new titles to his name, Founder and Executive Director of the 501(c)(3), and went straight to work. The non-profit dedicated to touching lives of patients, empowering their families, and advocating for a cure. His focus? Catering to the needs that are often unseen by outsiders and left unfulfilled by these warriors in need: emotional support, focus on social services, and alleviation of financial burdens.

Since establishing the foundation, Hope has served countless families in the southeast experiencing the radical effects of life-threatening pediatric diseases. Whether it be on the job for UPS during the day or through his non-profit organization during after hours, Hope is always looking for a way to make the world a brighter place. He believes that when people come together for a cause, great things happen and because of that, he is living out his dream of instilling hope in the hearts of those who need it most

noteworthy achievements by the year


  • The Chris Hope Foundation is established
  • Voted as one of the top five charities for the Best in Black Awards' Best Non-Profit Organization
  • TeamHOPE named top corporate fundraising team in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon after collecting $120,372


  • Began Lylah Grey's Ray of Hope program
  • Finished in 2nd place for the Top Fundraising Team in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon; raised a total of $133,145
  • Delivered the largest amount of toys ever collected by CHF to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital for Christmas


  • Inaugural Light It Gold Memphis campaign is held
  • Donated $87,115 on behalf of TeamHOPE during St. Jude Memphis Marathon


  • Founded the Giving Hope Scholarship and awarded the honor to three students
  • Reached the largest number of participants in our annual Race for Hope 5K and 10K with a total of 485 runners
  • Distributed one Amazon gift card to every inpatient child at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital (485) for Thanksgiving
  • $105,909 raised by TeamHOPE for St. Jude Memphis Marathon

Our mission statement

The face behind the foundation's name



helping hands, giving hope.​