The Chris Hope Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization providing financial and social support services to families of children diagnosed with pediatric cancer and other childhood illnesses, today announced that a proclamation from the City of Memphis has declared April 7 as CHF Day.
On April 7, 2022, the foundation celebrated its seventh anniversary. Since its founding, the Chris Hope Foundation has helped more than 3,000 families with treatment and travel-related expenses – an average of more than 500 per year.
“We have so much to offer families, especially in a city with award-winning pediatric hospitals and comprehensive healthcare systems,” said Chris Hope Foundation Founder and Chief Imagination Officer Chris Hope. “Throughout the past seven years, it has been an honor to help families from across the nation who made the trip to Memphis to save their child’s life.”
Earlier this year, the City of Memphis and Mayor Jim Strickland issued a proclamation declaring that April 7 is a day to recognize the extraordinary efforts of CHF and applaud their contributions to the city.
“We are dedicated to aiding and empowering families facing financial burdens as a result of childhood illnesses and cancer treatment-related disruptions,” said Hope. “The first seven years of this journey have allowed us to create and give hope to families in need. As we continue to expand our connections to facilities in other cities, like Birmingham, Alabama, and Booneville, Mississippi, I am excited to see the continued impact our work has.”