One year ago For Hope, Inc. began.
With our mission to enrich the lives of children and families affected by cancer moving forward, that same day we lost someone very special. Christy Hurlebaus battled hard in her bought with Pancreatic Cancer, but the Lord had other plans for her. Through her inspiration and as a result of an event that she helped launch, we began For Hope, Inc. and launched our program Painting For Hope. In a poetic expression of God’s provision, the company was officially recognized by the State of GA on the date of her passing, April 19th 2013. Today marks the one year anniversary for both.
In lieu of flowers for Christy’s memorial service, it was requested that friends and family make a donation to For Hope. Through the generous contributions and support of those who donated, our organization has made slow but steady growth in offering supportive services to children and families affected by cancer. We are so thankful for the opportunities we have had to share hope with families in need. Through Painting For Hope, we have already participated in support sessions at Memorial University Medical Center, as well as joined in larger events to spread awareness and have people paint with us. We are in talks with suppliers to develop personalized Paint Kits and we are looking for opportunities to host more Paint Days! A lot of good is coming as a result of those donations and there is more to come.
If you would like more information or are interested in supporting us further we invite you to do so. There are various ways to connect with us, but you can find more information thorough our websites: www.painting4hope.org or www.forhope-inc.org.
We thank all of those that have supported us so far, and we look forward to the impact that we will make in the lives of others. As we remember the loss we have personally gone through on the same anniversary of celebration for our organization, it is a bitter sweet moment. It is also a reminder of the good that comes through the positive expression of hope. We know from experience the encouragement and healing that this can offer.