Programs for Families

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

Through the generous support of our donors and the incredible dedication of our team of volunteers, the Chris Hope Foundation offers an array of programs to serve our affiliated children’s hospitals and cancer centers.

Each program takes a unique approach to serving families facing the radical effects that occur after a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

The families we currently serve have children undergoing treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and Children’s of Alabama. Our deep relationships with the social workers providing pediatric hospice care to families at these hospitals keep us constantly aware of what unique needs their families have and how we can help.

That is why we are here.

Therapeutic Arts & Tech Empowerment Program

The Chris Hope Foundation Therapeutic Arts & Tech Empowerment Program is a comprehensive initiative designed to provide children and youth with access to art supplies, craft materials, and technology resources to support therapy and rehabilitation.

Through this program, participants will engage in creative activities such as painting, drawing, sculpting, and creating digital media, which can promote emotional expression, cognitive development, and physical rehabilitation.

The initiative aims to empower young individuals who are facing challenges such as chronic illness, trauma, or disabilities by offering them a supportive and stimulating environment where they can explore their creativity, build confidence, and foster a sense of accomplishment.

Happy Hearts

The Happy Hearts program was born out of our desire to bring final wishes to pediatric patients in hospice or end-of-life care. Through Happy Hearts, we grant a wide array of requests, which may range from a custom shirt to a family gathering or outing. In partnership with Le Bonheur, we also give a mini-shopping spree to one patient a month in our “Kid of the Month” initiative.

Giving Hope Scholarship

The diagnosis of childhood cancer changes the trajectory of patients’ futures even several years after treatment concludes and they enter remission.

We have seen teen patients lose scholarships they thought they could count on due to factors beyond their control, such as a late start after treatment. Some teens who beat their illness are still left with little to no funds to achieve their post-secondary education.

In 2018, we created the annual Giving Hope Scholarship fund to help teens who have had or are currently battling pediatric cancer.

CHF Cares

The Chris Hope Foundation’s CHF Cares is a group dedicated to raising funds for sick children and the hospitals that serve them. The team is made up of over 100 members from all corners of the country and we are always welcoming others to join us. CHF Cares proudly averages $110,000 each year through fundraising events and engaging campaigns. These dedicated crusaders also participate in races benefiting the cause throughout the year, all in the name of raising awareness of pediatric cancer and finding a cure.

Run the St. Jude race with Team CHF Cares! When you register for the St. Jude Marathon, Half-Marathon, or 5K, search for CHF Cares in the team list.

CHF Family House

Learn all about our largest-ever undertaking to support families with very sick children.