Alissa's Hope would like to thank the members of Old Hickory Golf Club for their support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Your donations this month will help support our Young Women's Breast Cancer Grants, helping women under 40 pay for diagnostic mammogram, biopsy and surgical consults at our local hospitals. You can make a tax deductible donation here today.
Our co-founder Alissa Nicks was diagnosed with breast cancer in the year 2000 at the young age of 17. Around that time she was introduced to another breast cancer survivor, Gwen, who became her friend and mentor. In 2008 Gwen passed away from her 8th reoccurrence of cancer. The world had lost an amazing person and Alissa decided that the best way to honor her friend's memory was to carry on the work that she did to help other survivors in the community. Alissa's Hope was started as a team in a local walk. With the help of some great friends and their families, Alissa and her husband Corie started doing small fundraisers to help raise money for different cancer charities.
In 2010 a friend challenged the group to raise $10,000 in honor of Alissa's 10th year in remission. That year they started a trivia night called PINKAPALOOZA and raised almost $20,000! Alissa and Corie both have full time jobs and a young daughter but because of the dedication of their friends and family and the support of the community, in 2013 the team took a chance and became a charity of their own and are now a 100% volunteer ran 501c3. To date they have raised over $260,000!
Alissa's Hope is currently raising money to distribute grants to local programs and hospitals that support cancer patients in the St. Louis area. Alissa's Hope prides itself on making personal connections at our local hospitals to find out their needs and to discover what is being underfunded. Alissa's Hope also holds a fleece blanket and toy drive in the winter for kids who have to spend the holidays in the hospital.
Alissa's Hope, in conjunction with Fallon's Bar & Grill and Fallon's Grill & Tap, are raffling off a 10 day trip for 2 to Ireland. The winner of the trip will be drawn on St. Patrick's Day at Fallon's. $5 per raffle ticket that can be purchased on our website here or at either Fallon's locations. Need not be present to win.
We are always looking for new ideas and fun and creative people to work with. Please reach out to us if you would like to help at email@example.com
Thank you for all of your support. We could not make a difference without you!