The March Forth With Hope Foundation provides financial assistance to families battling cancer or other life-threatening diseases. The Foundation was established by Stuart and Shelby Stout in memory of their daughter, Hope Stout, shortly after she lost her courageous fight with cancer.

The story of Hope’s battle, and the compassion and caring she showed towards others until her death, sparked an unprecedented outpouring of support from her community. When given the opportunity to have almost any wish fulfilled by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Hope’s wish was that the other 155 Wish kids would be granted their wishes. The story of Hope’s life and her wish captured the Charlotte-areas hearts and the legacy of her wish continues still today.


It is hard to put into words what these past 11 years has been like. Just months before that year of 2003, we were the normal family hustling and bustling through life with 3 beautiful daughters. Then the worst possible news. We hear so much about cancer ...Read more