Helping hands. Giving HOPE.
Giving HOPE Programs
RAY OF HOPE - Ray of HOPE was created to help cancer fighting kids currently getting treatment and have finished treatments. ROH will act as a mini make a wish by giving kids/families reasonable gifts they cannot afford. These items can range from iPads, cases, Amazon/iTunes cards to planners and strollers/wagons. Such items make life easier on a day to day basis.
SUMMER SANTA - Summer Santa is designed to extend the spirit of giving to cancer diagnosed children throughout the year, not just during the holiday season. Summer Santa will serve children, of all ages that are patients of St. Jude. Summer Santa is funded by the generosity of individuals, sponsors, philanthropic organizations, granting entities and fundraisers. Overhead is kept at a minimum so the largest percentage of monies goes to service for the children.
LIGHT IT GOLD MEMPHIS - Light It Gold Memphis is a community engaged event during the month of September. The Chris Hope Foundation floods the city of Memphis with a sea of gold in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month honoring families affected by childhood cancer, City of Memphis officials and the community gather together for an evening of awareness, games, entertainment, food and more under the glow of the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The historic stadium will be lit gold for the occasion and all are invited to attend in support of the children and families who are affected by this illness. There will be a variety of activities available for all ages along with food from the city's best food trucks.
Giving HOPE Scholarship - Many teens miss out on college due to their cancer diagnosis. CHF realized many scholarships are lost due to late starts caused by cancer treatments and are not regained. This then leads to teens being denied funding due to their age. Many just give up completely because they are unable to afford their own postsecondary education. CHF helps to keep their dreams and goals alive by ‘giving hope’, providing funds to help them succeed. We don’t want cancer to rob them of anything else.
EXPANSION - CHF has expanded it's mission to UMMC's Children's Cancer Center in Jackson, MS and UAB Children's of Alabama Hospital inBirmingham, AL . In 2016, CHF donated $500, electric tablets, books and arts/crafts supplies to both hospitals along with two wagons to the UAB Children's of Alabama hospital. CHF has partnered with Children's of Alabama to be a part of their Hope and Cope Program. The Hope and Cope Program, at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer, provides support and services from diagnosis onwards using a family-centered approach, where the family and healthcare providers are partners working together to best meet the needs of the patient. In 2017, donations were increased to $1000.
TeamHOPE - This is a group created to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital which range from 100-150 people from all over the country. Using creative thinking and asking of others, CHF's TeamHOPE averages $110,000 annually in their fundraising. The community has really come as one under this team and it's leadership to elevate childhood cancer awareness and give back to kids battling cancer.
Chris Hope Foundation