The Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Chris and Karen Hines, co-founders
Primary Contact Name
Karen Hines
Main Address

PO Box 345
Washington, MI 48094
United States

United States

What We Do

Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation (CHSCF) supports young adults (18-40) during their cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond. We advance our mission through a variety of advocacy and programming. At diagnosis, CHSCF offers FREE information bags filled with helpful resources to assist with the life altering experience of a cancer diagnosis. These are available at Michigan hospitals and online for mail delivery. For many young adults who have put their lives on hold after hearing the phrase “You have cancer”, the real battle begins after the bell has rung. CHSCF is passionate about encouraging young adults to take a risk on adventure based weeklong programs (camp). We host Base2Summit (B2S); a FREE weeklong survivorship program in Northern Michigan. At B2S we facilitate wellness, adventure and connection through hiking, kayaking and some down time on one of Michigan’s supreme lakes. CHSCF also offers travel assistance, in the form of airfare, to other programs listed on our website. Each year CHSCF offers a minimum of two $1,000 Base2Summit scholarship’s for Michigan residents looking to advance in post high school education. Application and requirements are listed on our website.

Interesting Info
  • Each year 80,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer in the US. CHSCF is the only organization in Michigan offering support specific to them.
  • When treatment ends is often when the battle begins. CHSCF has hosted (5) B2S programs and paid for over 300 flights to weeklong camps in North America.
  • Each year we offer post high school scholarships to young adults with a cancer history. To date we have granted $40,000 to YA survivors.
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Grant Writer
Repeats daily
Duration of 23 hours 59 minutes

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