Allison’s HOPE was created to honor Allison Cassens’ final wish to raise money for cancer research. Since 2004, the organization has maintained a steady fund-raising effort and supported cancer research efforts at the Mary Crowley Medical Research Center. The Crowley Center works to expand treatment options for cancer patients through the exploration of investigational molecular and cellular therapies. The Hope Chapel at the Anderson Hospital Cancer Center in Maryville, Illinois, was also a gift from the Cassens family.
To date, almost one million dollars has been raised through foundation activities, including an annual gala and golf outing.