Helping families battling cancer or other life threatening diseases.


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.

On September 20, 2018, more than 100 women gathered at Rollings Hills Country Club to learn more about the work of the March Forth for Hope Foundation. The inaugural Butterfly Brunch for Hope featured speakers Pediatric Nurse Courtney Plaisted and Foundation Board member Jan Harper, and raised more than $13,000 to help families battling cancer…
The 2018 celebration of Hope Gala at the Balantyne Hotel may have been the best ever! During the donation portion alone over $70,000 was raised by the enthusiastic attendees.
This year the March Forth With Hope Foundation booth raised over $21,000  in sales of apparel, jewelry and books. The funds go to help families of children facing life-threatening illnesses.  This year’s event was the largest in the 10 year history of the Spirit of Hope. The event managed by Univeral Spirit also pledges a…

2018 Presenting Sponsor

Support All Our Sponsors