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.

The Spirit of Hope National Championship Keeps Hope’s Story Alive The Spirit of Hope National Championship is held in Charlotte, NC each year and was named after Hope Stout over 15 years ago as a way to honor her spirit and support her foundation, The March Forth With Hope Foundation. The event is organized by…
BY KEITH LARSON – SPECIAL TO THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER There’s been plenty of political eye-ripping this year. As I sat down to put a profound or clever cap on it, I realized my next date with the newspaper would be December 19. On a chilly December 19 fifteen years ago, I picked up my Charlotte…
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.

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