HFAF began as a small backyard crawfish boil held to raise money for a family whose daughter, Autumn, was battling leukemia. The crawfish boil grew over the years in size and revenue, and in 2012, Hope for Autumn Foundation was founded as a 501(c)3 public charity. Previously, the foundation was able to assist one to three families per year, once a year, with the crawfish boil revenue. Currently, HFAF accepts financial assistance applications year round from families from the Alabama region that are battling childhood cancer. The funds raised by HFAF also directly benefit Alabama’s Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorder’s Developmental Therapeutics program, which is a cutting-edge research and treatment program located in Birmingham at Children’s Hospital of Alabama. This program serves the children with incurable cancers, providing treatments that are not widely available. Finally, HFAF works to raise awareness of childhood cancer simply because awareness leads to funding, and funding leads to cures.
2023 Hope for Autumn Foundation Crawfish Boil: located on the green at Ross Bridge, the Boil is a local favorite event! Join us April 29 from 3-9 for an afternoon of live music, crawfish and fun. More info at www.hopeforautumnfoundation.org.
Since 2012, HFAF has assisted childhood cancer families with over $500,000.
Since 2012, HFAF has provided over $300,000 to childhood cancer research.
HFAF organizes the largest childhood cancer awareness day in the state in September, called Give Hope Day
HFAF has been voted Hoover’s Best Local Cause in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Hope for Autumn Foundation’s mission is to provide new hope and assistance for families battling childhood cancer, to support innovative research in childhood cancer therapies, and to increase community awareness of childhood cancer and cutting-edge treatment options.
PO Box 84, Shannon, AL 35142