Our Mission

We touch lives, empower families, and fight back against serious childhood illness.

In 2015, Chris Hope visited a friend’s child who was in cancer treatment in Memphis, Tennessee. In the room next door, a mother with her child in treatment, both far from home, sat fretting about how she would make her next mortgage payment in their hometown.

When childhood cancer and other life-threatening illnesses take families away from their home lives for treatment, it also takes moms and dads away from their jobs. It takes kids away from the comfort of their own belongings.


After talking with the mother next door, Chris Hope wanted to help. He and some friends pooled together their money and made a financial gift to the family — enough to cover their mortgage payment that month.

The Chris Hope Foundation was born on that day.

Our work helps ease the financial and emotional burdens families face when their child is in treatment or hospice care. You are critical to the success of that work! 

Programs for Families

Happy Hearts

Bringing final wishes to pediatric patients in hospice or end-of-life care.

Giving Hope Scholarship

Scholarship fund to help teens who have had or are currently battling pediatric cancer.

Team Hope

A group dedicated to raising funds for sick children and the hospitals that serve them.

Lylah Grey's Ray of Hope

This gift-giving program gives light to children undergoing or have completed treatment for life-threatening illnesses.

CHF Family House

Our largest-ever undertaking to support families with very sick children.

“No matter how scared and worried you may be, there will always good people who will be there to help you in your time of need.
Madison received the diagnosis of stage IV brain cancer when she was four years old.
The Chris Hope Foundation was there to help. When I first met Chris, he met us with open arms and the biggest, warmest smile. That was so comforting in a time that was very sensitive and stressful.
Never give up hope.”

Chris Hope Foundation Board Members

Joelle Scholl
Gary Dodson
Sherrie Hopper
Eric Crutcher
Amy Butler