Hopecam’s Champion Matteo met with Chicago Cubs baseball player Anthony Rizzo On July 19th. Anthony was 18 and just drafted and he was diagnosed with cancer. Now he's a 3 time All Star and Superhero and knows personally what kids go through fighting cancer. Matteo gave Mr. Rizzo a hand written letter that asked him for a “moonshot” for kids with cancer and not only did Anthony give him one but he got a Grand Slam! Watch the Chicago’s WGN9 Video of Matteo and Anthony Rizzo.
On Sunday May 5th, we held our 19th Annual Hopecam 5k. The rain did not stop the runners or the fun. Thank you to everyone that came out to honor Hopecam child Poppy. 500 people attended and we raised $59,000 to help connect more children with cancer!
Thank you to all of our Hopecam 5K Sponsors!
Our Title Sponsor was Matteo Runs.
Additional Sponsors: David Flanagan, Milestone Communications, Bare, Reston Shirt, Wegmans, Wheat's Landscaping, Chick-fil-A, Glory Days, Carol and Will Kaffenberger, Bill and Kim McLeod in memory of Alex Green, Alex Rose, Mark Dorian and Giant Food.
Thank you to all the vendors that participated: Good Grubbin' Food Truck, Face painting by Sandra Fox at Pixie Dust Creations, Ballon Twister, A Moment of Magic Foundation - chapter from WVU, and to Fire Station 421 for bringing your Fire Truck and to Steph Snaps Photos for capturing the photos at our 5K!
Thank you to the following corporate teams: Accenture, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Apptium Technologies, Blackbaud, Cooley, Creative Systems and Consulting, KTGY Architecture + Planning, Mindseeker, Peterson Companies, Renature, and Unanet.
Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers, Hopecam Team and Board Members for helping. This event would not have been so successful without all of your generous time and help!
To view all of the Hopecam 19th Annual 5K photos, please visit the following webpage: Hopecam 5K 2019 Photos, the password to download the photos is 2062.
Read the Logitech Hopecam Case Study here: Logitech Hopecam Case Study
Hopecam's founder, Len Forkas, talks about how you can use AWS DeepLens to boost mental or physical health and support children overcome challenges with cancer.
What is the AWS DeepLens Health Challenge?
*For the Health Challenge, you can use your DeepLens to develop a project about boosting your mental or physical health. Think of something in your life you want to improve, and figure out how DeepLens and AI might help get you there. We’re hoping to see projects that range from helping patients with chronic diseases through to yoga pose recognitions and exercise counting.
*excerpt from AWS DeepLens Challenge
For each project that meets the AWS DeepLens Health Challenge entry criteria, AWS will give you $50 in AWS credits, and Hopecam will receive $249 from AWS!
Learn more about the Health Challenge at - AWS DeepLens Health Challenge.
On Sunday May 6th, we held our 18th Annual Hopecam 5k. The rain stayed away and it was a beautiful morning. Thank you to everyone that came out to honor our Hopecam child Fletcher. Over 450 people attended and we raised $53,500 to help connect more children with cancer!
Race Across America (RAAM) starts on June 12th, 2018. This year, Frank Fumich will be competing in RAAM for Hopecam! RAAM is a 3,089 mile solo cross country bike race from Oceanside CA to Annapolis MD.
Frank's goal is to raise money for Hopecam so we can connect more children to their classroom, friends, and support system while they are in cancer treatment.
Who is Frank Fumich? He is a husband, a father to two girls, a business owner, and ultra-endurance athlete/adventurer. Read more about Frank here: FrankFumich.com
Thank you Frank Fumich for racing across America to help Hopecam defeat social isolation and put more smiles on the faces of children fighting cancer!
We are honored to be a 2017 recipient of the Blackboard Inc. Charitable Giving Grant. Thank you to Blackboard for this amazing opportunity to help more children with cancer stay connected to their friends and classrooms! Read more about the Charitable Giving Grant here: Charitable Giving Grant