BUT HOPE HITS HARDER.

CANCER HITS HARD,

OUR MISSION

Hope Hits Harder is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children diagnosed with cancer in the San Antonio area.

WHO WE ARE

In 1997, my 33-year-old wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I felt so helpless and out of control of the situation, as any husband does when he cannot “fix” what is happening to his wife. At the time, my daughter had just turned three, and the prospect of her not having a mom, and of me having to raise her on my own, were both sobering and frightening. I wanted to do something – anything – to help others in the same situation and give them hope.

One thing I did have, was friends. So in 1998, I put together a group of golfers, and the first “Teed Off at Cancer” golf tournament was held.

This group has grown to include not only friends but business associates and supporters. What started out as a small golf tournament has grown into one of the largest charity events in the city. With the money that we raise, we are proud to support The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, Methodist Children’s Hospital, and University Hospital. As our mission evolved, so did our name. Formerly Teed Off at Cancer, Hope Hits Harder aims to provide immediate hope and comfort to children battling cancer and their families. CANCER HITS HARD, BUT HOPE HITS HARDER.

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FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

TOM "TBONE" BOUNDS

WHAT WE DO

Our goal is to take a portion of the immediate burden off of the shoulders of the families that have just found out that their child has cancer. Many of these families have little or no insurance, some are from out of town, and some must give up their jobs to stay at the hospital with their child. We want to give them a little HOPE that people care, and that help is available.

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DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
& EVENTS

JACQUELINE KOLSKI

 
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HOPE Bags

In 2009, we developed the HOPE Bag (Helping Others Persevere Everyday). This large insulated bag is given to every newly admitted child with cancer at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, Methodist Children’s Hospital, and University Hospital. The bag contains the essentials a family might need when they find themselves suddenly in a crisis.

EACH BAG CONTAINS

  • $50 HEB card

  • $50 Valero card

  • Whataburger meal vouchers

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Lotion

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Comb and brush

  • Deodorant

  • Razor

  • Soap

  • Chapstick

  • Digital thermometer

  • Laundry detergent

  • Fleece blanket

  • Snacks

  • Water and Gatorade

  • Paper and pens

  • Playing cards

  • Coloring book and crayons

  • Stuffed animal

  • Backpack

  • Flashlight

  • Books

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GET INVOLVED

Support Hope Hits Harder today! Your donation can help us provide essential support to children affected by cancer.

  • $10 donation – parking for a day

  • $25 donation – meal vouchers for a family member for a day

  • $50 donation – fuel cost for transportation for a week

  • $150 donation – teen bag

  • $250 donation – HOPE Bag

  • $1,300 donation – fund a camper to go to Camp Discovery

 
 
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