Over the past couple months, we have worked tirelessly evaluating various options for Hope Fest 2020. It is with great sadness and disappointment that we announce the cancelation of the event, which was scheduled to take place on July 17th. Our decision comes down to the health and safety of all that participate. We are in an unprecedented situation with the COVID-19 pandemic that we must take seriously, in order to protect our volunteers, sponsors, vendors, teams, survivors, recipients, participants, businesses and the community as a whole. Your health and safety are our #1 concern, anything else would go against our purpose, our mission.
We know this news will be a great disappointment to many, please know we share that disappointment with you. Unfortunately, there are too many unknowns, coupled with recommended restrictions, that significantly limit our ability to put together a successful and meaningful event, while guaranteeing your safety from the COVID-19 virus.
As we look to the future full of Hope, we hope you will continue your support of Tomorrow’s Hope. With your continued support, we will get through this storm together. Our mission is so important and impactful to Jefferson County that it must go on, even without our annual Hope Fest event this year.
We are looking forward to seeing you again.
Keep well, be safe & stay healthy!
Hope Fest is a special time and place for us, as a community, to gather, talk, walk and reflect. Our track is lined with Candles of Hope luminaries that celebrate and honor the lives of our loved ones. Handwritten messages adorn each lantern-bag. Heartfelt words and pictures from mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, grandchildren and friends remind us of why are here. These messages make us aware of how lucky we are to have, and have had, these incredible people touch our lives.