Entries by jakeferreira

Grant in memory of Ari Schultz

Over the course of his short life, Ari Schultz constantly battled Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). During his valiant fight, Hope Strengthens Foundation (HSF) was honored to connect with Ari’s family and we worked together to identify targeted ways we could render assistance. Sadly, Ari passed away in 2017. Ari made a tremendous impact on all […]

Fight like Remy

[With your support, HSF has been privileged to assist Remy Tufts in his fight against leukemia. The following update was shared by Remy’s mom, Julie.] After a challenging winter, Remy is doing amazing. He’s back to being a typical crazy 5-year old boy. Sometimes a little too crazy. In May, he broke his thumb and […]

Championship Sponsor – William Murray Golf

We are proud to introduce William Murray Golf (WMG) as the Championship Sponsor for the 7th Annual HSF Charity Golf Outing on Monday, May 20th. As the Championship Sponsor, WMG will be awarding a special prize to each member of the first place team. In addition, WMG will be providing a special live auction package that […]

Presidio title sponsor for 7th Annual HSF Charity Golf Outing

We are honored to announce Presidio as the Title Sponsor for the 7th Annual HSF Charity Golf Outing on Monday, May 20th. Presidio actively encourages partnerships in the local community and supports their talented professionals getting involved to help make a positive difference in the world. The tournament is HSF’s cornerstone fundraising event. Thanks to […]

Post-treatment wellness program makes positive impact

The first phase of HSF’s pilot project in coordination with Martin O’Neil Cancer Center has concluded.  We were privileged to sponsor Kimberly Sheldon to embark on a 90-day customized wellness program, following the successful completion of her treatment for breast cancer. The program was designed to assist Kimberly reestablish the physical and dietary elements required to get […]

In Memoriam: Chris Laursen

We were heartbroken to learn that Chris Laursen recently passed away following a courageous battle against cancer.   Chris grew up on Martha’s Vineyard (MA) and was known throughout the community for his kind heart, positivity, sense of humor, soccer skills, and exceptional computer science talents. He grew up to be a professional designer and developer, […]

HSF & Martin O’Neil Cancer Center

Hope Strengthens Foundation is proud to announce the establishment of a pilot project with the Martin O’Neil Cancer Center. As a part of this project, we are sponsoring patients who recently completed cancer treatment and are preparing to regain their full health. A customized wellness program is designed that allows patients to re-establish the physical […]

Jeremy Scheffer

Growing up on Martha’s Vineyard, Jeremy Scheffer spent his days at his family run seafood market and on the boat with his grandfather, where he quickly learned everything there was to know about life on the ocean. As an avid supporter of sustainable aquaculture, Jeremy discovered that oyster farming would allow him to spend his […]

Remy Tufts

Recently, Hope Strengthens Foundation (HSF) had the privilege of connecting with the family of four-year old Remy Tufts. We are grateful to Remy’s mom Julie for drafting the following post that introduces their story: About a month before Remy’s 4th Birthday we noticed he had a lot of bruises on his legs. He is a […]

A special gift for Rob Jones

Earlier this year, HSF reconnected with Mr. Tom Cartlidge, the driving force behind the Olsen-Stelzer Boot Company. Mr. Cartlidge is a Vietnam veteran and custom boot maker who, for the past several years, has given back to fellow veterans by crafting custom made cowboy boots for military amputees and other wounded warriors. As you may recall, […]