The Hess Cancer Foundation, Inc (HCF) is a Utah-based public charity. During March of 2006, the IRS awarded HCF exemption from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code.
Many public charities have been organized to find a cure for cancer, but that isn’t our goal. We hope that companies like the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and many others will continue to look for a cure and (hopefully) find one. We are instead focusing on providing financial assistance to those families that have have been struck by cancer and weren’t financially prepared for it.
If you are a father or a mother, then you know how much your child means to you. When your child is diagnosed with cancer, everything changes — your life will change. If cancer steals your child from you, then your wish will be to tell the world what a perfect child you had. HCF only wants to help those parents that have faced such a tragedy do exactly that.
Travis Hess at Washington DC in September of 2006 in support of the American Cancer Society. Travis is an Ambassador for ACS.