About This Platform
Hope Faster on RallyMe is an online funding platform for an annual event that encourages exercise for all children while raising awareness and funds to help current and future pediatric cancer patients. Funds raised through the Hope Faster event go to the Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation (DBA HOPE FASTER).
What Is Hope Faster?
HOPE FASTER stems from an idea Joy had to help her little sister Hope when she was diagnosed with Leukemia in July, 2013. Joy designed a fitness and fundraising event around a speed & agility workout that is professionally coached but run by children and young adults.
This Kids-Helping-Kids event exposes children to a cause and provides a fundraising platform supporting their peers facing cancer. They learn to advocate for others leading up to the event then focus on the lessons of hard work and competition, all of which will help them in life and any athletic endeavors.
Childhood cancer patients are treated with the same harsh drugs as adults. The disease causes balance, coordination and strength issues but more often those are caused by the treatments themselves. Because their bodies are still growing, many children suffer immediate and lifelong physical complications from those treatments. Activity and exercise helps every child, especially those facing a challenge like cancer.
HOPE FASTER is our way of encouraging exercise for all children and raising awareness and funds to help current and future pediatric cancer patients.
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What is RallyMe?
Our fundraising platform is powered by RallyMe.com, the No. 1 crowdfunding platform for athletes, teams and organizations. CNBC called RallyMe the “gold medal standard” in athlete crowdfunding.
Because we understand you better, we will help you more, and you will Raise More Money with us
There’s a reason RallyMe has been the choice of thousands of teams and athletes, and hundreds of Olympic hopefuls.
There’s a reason youth sports team managers overwhelmingly choose RallyMe.
There’s a reason more than two dozen National Governing Bodies and top sports organizations have partnered with and endorsed RallyMe.
It’s because we coach them better and they all raise more money on RallyMe; the average RallyMe contribution is 66% higher than contributions to general-interest crowdfunding sites.
Why? Unlike general-interest sites that serve a zillion different types of fundraisers, we built RallyMe specifically for you, and us.
Like you, we are parents of athletes, we are coaches, and we are lifelong athletes too. We’ve got a lot of skin in this game. RallyMe isn’t some Silicon Valley, venture-capital-funded, get-rich-quick scheme. We are here because we believe in the vision — that no athlete or team should ever have to give up their dreams because of a lack of funds — and we know how to help. On RallyMe, all the logic, the algorithms, the tools and the language is written for you and your Boosters.
The result? RallyMe simply works better than the one-size-fits-all crowdfunders. Online funding relies on connecting with your community and RallyMe helps you speak to the sports community in the language that brings results. It has to. Keeping young people in sports is a battle we can't afford to lose. It’s just too important.