Make and Impact with your Gift on November 28th

Mark your Calendars for #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Your donation helps connect children in treatment for cancer to their friends and classrooms and decreases the loneliness and anxiety they experience during this time. Did you know that the average Hopecam child misses over 80 days of school? Consider a gift to Hopecam to help a child with cancer Stay Connected to their classmates, friends and family during this frightening time.

    This year, Facebook is matching the first $2 Million Dollars in donations to nonprofits on #GivingTuesday.  Donate through Hopecam's site on Facebook starting at 8am on Tuesday, November 28th and  your donation will be matched.  Or start your own personal Facebook fundraiser for Hopecam. It’s easy to create and share your post with friends.  Contact info@hopecam.org for questions or assistance.

    Your donation can make an Impact in the life of a child with cancer! 

    Race For Hope RAAM Hopecam 2017 Celebration

    On Thursday October 19th, Hopecam held a Celebration event to thank everyone who helped us reach and hit our goal of $1 MILLION!  On June 25th, Len Forkas completed the Race Across America (RAAM) a 3089 mile solo cross country bike race from Oceanside CA to Annapolis MD.  

    Len dedicated each day of the race and 56 time stations along the route to children served by Hopecam.   He also spoke with a Hopecam child each day of the race.  This is his second time completing the race, Len completed RAAM in 11 days, 21 hours and 35 minutes and won the competition’s Lon Haldeman Award as the race’s top fundraiser.

    Thank you to everyone who made this possible and for those who could attend the celebration event.

    Thank you to Tara Kennedy from TK Photo for capturing all the wonderful photos at the event.

     

    Race For Hope Documentary

    The following documentary is the “Race for Hope” bike race, a 3,089 mile journey completed in 11 days 21 hours for Hopecam. 

    Hopecam, an organization dedicated to helping children battling cancer overcome social isolation during their treatment, celebrates reaching its $1 million fundraising goal to connect another 1,000 children to their friends at school. Since its founding in 2003, the organization has connected 1,350 children in 46 states.

    The successful campaign was led by founder Len Forkas’ participation in the Race Across America (RAAM), a grueling, 12-day, 3,089 mile bike race from San Diego, California to Annapolis, Maryland. Forkas dedicated each day of the race and 56 time stations along the route to children served by Hopecam. His second time completing the race, Forkas finished in 11 days, 21 hours and 35 minutes and won the competition’s Lon Haldeman Award as the race’s top fundraiser.

    Thank you to filmmakers Mauricio Cimino, Will Hoffinger and Mike Myers.

     

    3rd Annual Skyline Century and Double Century Ride

    This past weekend, seven cyclists raised over $10K for Hopecam!  They biked 200 miles in two days from Front Royal, VA to Waynesboro, VA and back to help children with cancer.  The cyclists tackled 18,000 vertical feet of climbing on Skyline Drive at Shenandoah National Park.  Thank you to all the volunteers who supported the cyclists and to our Board Member Leigh Ann Schultz who helped organize the event!

    Watch Len Forkas speak at TEDx Tysons

    Hopecam founder Len Forkas was a speaker at the TEDx Tysons event on June 10th, 2017.  

    When Len Forkas found out his 9-year old son had leukemia, he was scared and he wanted to help. He turned to endurance races to manage his stress and started a nonprofit to help connect kids with cancer Len takes his audience on a 3,000 mile, 11 day solo bike race with his 11 person all volunteer team sharing lessons such as the power of forgiveness and gratitude, knowing your limits and honoring roles.

    Join us for the Skyline Century and Double Century Ride - Sept. 23-24th

    Skyline Century and Double Century Ride

    September 23-24, 2017

    Register Today!

    www.skylinedoublecentury.org

    Registration is limited to the first 25 riders.  

    The Skyline Ride benefits Hopecam. This charity ride is for cycling enthusiasts who want to help kids feel the power of connecting with friends while undergoing cancer treatment. 

    It's more than a ride. Twenty-five cyclists will get to complete a bucket-list ride along Skyline Drive in the beautiful Shenandoah National Park with full support. Experience it like a pro.

    17th Annual Hopecam 5K

    On Sunday May 7th, we had our 17th Annual Hopecam 5k.  Thank you to everyone that came out on a very chilly morning to honor our Hopecam child Lily who is battling Leukemia. 

    Thank you to the following companies that provided generous donations for our event: Wheat's LandscapingWegmans in Sterling, Dunkin Donuts in Herndon, Angels Home HealthcareCrown Trophy of Ashburn and Chick-fil-A of Reston.

    Thank you to all the vendors that participated: Angels Home HealthcareOne Life Fitness in Reston, Face painting by Sandra Fox at Pixie Dust Creations, Balloon artist Nina Levine 'The Jelly Bean Queen', Holy Crepes food truck, the Wiehle Reston Firestation and Hop on Pop's Moonbounce, Naval Reactors, and to TK Photo for taking all of these amazing photos!

    Thank you to the following corporate teams: SaviBooz Allen HamiltonAviziaAccentureCooleyVisaCreative Systems and Consulting and K12.  Our top corporate teams for this years event was: Cooley for being the fastest team, K12 for having the largest team and Booz Allen Hamilton for raising the most money!

    Thank you to all of our volunteers, staff and Hopecam Board Members for helping!  We are looking forward to our 18th year next year.

    Photo Credits to TK Photo - thank you for capturing OUR event!

    Click on any photo below to view the larger images.

    #KickingitwithLily