ARTICLE: Hope On The Hill with Kix Brooks
A fundraiser was held on the hillside at Arrington Vineyards where guests enjoyed the tranquil and breathtaking scenic view as they enjoyed the award winning wines, hors d'oeuvres & music provided by Thom Ellis. A special and emotional presentation brought awareness to the guests by families who have been personally touched by cancer.
Michelle Hoover, the mother of Liam, who lost his battle with brain cancer at the age of 12 explains the necessity for helping families with “unrecognized” needs.
“We were very fortunate in that we had a community of friends and neighbors that were a tremendous help to our family. Many families traveling to Nashville or Memphis for treatment plans do not have the luxury of being surrounded by a community they know,” explains Hoover. Hoover says the treatment plan is usually quite extensive and lengthy. This requires parent care around th
e clock, which means if both parents work, someone has to give up their job. This loss of income can be quite burdensome.
“We started our foundation as a way to give back to families and support the two hospitals that provided such incredible care to our son,” said Hoover.
The Hoover Hope Foundation has hosted a 5K run the last five years, raising over $160,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our foundation recently established an endowment at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to assist families with the unrecognized needs that come with the diagnosis of cancer. The foundation is developing additional events, including the “Hope on the Hill.”
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