ABOUT US

SWING FORE HOPE is dedicated to impacting & financially assisting local families fighting cancer & contributing to the cutting edge research focused on eradicating this disease.

Swing Fore Hope is a 501©(3) organization. Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Since its creation in 2007, Swing Fore Hope has collectively donated over $400,000 to the fight against cancer.  We are determined to make a difference. In 2017, Swing Fore Hope will continue to benefit The Siteman Cancer Center of St. Louis to benefit cancer research as well as financially support local families fighting this disease.

HELP US FIND A CURE

We will host various fundraising events that will raise substantial funds, increasing each year, to be used two fold. Proceeds designated exclusively to cancer research will aide in funding preliminary trials that will substantiate the need for further research in those areas. The remainder of the proceeds raised each year will be disbursed to local families, alleviating the financial burdens to which expensive treatments may contribute. Swing Fore Hope will significantly impact the lives of its recipients and assist in changing the world of cancer as we know it.


In 2003, when my (Julie) maternal Grandmother, my mom and two of my mom’s sisters were diagnosed with breast cancer within a seven month period, we were devastated.   We had been faced with the  harsh reality that 1:2 men and 1:3 women will be diagnosed with cancer over the course of his or her lifetime. Both at a loss on how to grapple with the situation, we decided to meet it head on by raising money for cancer research and subsequent treatment by starting Swing Fore Hope, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. Our main event is a golf tournament held at Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville, Illinois.  We also extend other fundraising efforts throughout the year including a horse racing event and, new this year, a 5K and Fun Run!  Each year, 100% of the proceeds go towards cancer research and  to support local families facing the financial hardships that this disease may bring. We have assisted local families by paying mortgages, medical bills, transportation to and from medical treatments, therapeutic chairs, monthly expenses, family trips, Christmas gifts and many other miscellaneous needs of our recipient families.
 In 2017, Swing Fore Hope will continue to benefit The Siteman Cancer Center of St. Louis as well as support local families that find themselves in this fight.
We would greatly appreciate your support in making 2017 our most successful year to date.
With sincere thanks,
Brett and Julie Gilliland

MISSION & VISION


Mission:

Swing Fore Hope is dedicated to impacting and financially assisting local families fighting cancer and contributing to the cutting edge research focused on eradicating this disease.

Vision:

We will host various fundraising events that will raise substantial funds, increasing each year, to be used two fold.  Proceeds designated exclusively to cancer research will aide in funding preliminary trials that will substantiate the need for further research in those areas.  The remainder of the proceeds raised each year will be disbursed to local families, alleviating the financial burdens to which expensive treatments may contribute.  Swing Fore Hope will significantly impact the lives of its recipients and assist in changing the world of cancer as we know it. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Brett & Julie Gilliland

Kate Sollberger

Jason Baldus

Robin Edwards

Christen Reinert

Anne Goodwin