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Allison’s Hope Presents Casino for a Cure Event; Unveils Haul Hope 2

Article from RiverBender.com EDWARDSVILLE – Four years ago, the local Non-Profit Cancer organization Allison’s Hope rolled out it’s Haul Hope Campaign. Haul Hope is an automobile transport painted pink to carry their cancer awareness message around the nation. Since it’s inception into the Cassen’s Transport fleet, the Haul Hope truck has traveled roughly a quarter million […]

Allison’s HOPE Donates $10,000 to Friends of Hope Breast Diagnostic Center at Anderson Hospital

In September, Allison’s HOPE hosted their annual golf outing at Sunset Hills Country Club.  Chairman Scott Wetzel and co-chair Justin Huneke were very excited with the turnout for this year’s event. “The organization continues to be humbled with the generosity of the community,” said Wetzel. Just one of the major events the foundation hosts annually, this particular outing is […]

Providing Build-A-Bear for Children

Through an anonymous donation to our foundation, Monday we brought Build-A-Bear Workshop to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. With the Help of Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation, this was truly a treat for Allison’s Hope Foundation. These children, the hospital staff and the workers from Build-A-Bear were an inspiration. Our board and committee members whole heartedly feel this […]

$1 Million Raised for Cancer Research

On Saturday, September 27th, 240 people attended the Annual Hope Soiree at the Sunset Hills Country Club dressed to the nines in 1920’s style garb. The event boasted a fabulous dinner, interactive auction and dancing to the sounds of 1920’s style music by Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes. The event was dedicated to the […]


On Friday June 13, our foundation was greatly saddened with the loss of one of our founders. After a long battle with cancer, Allen Cassens passed away this morning. Allen’s kind heart and great will helped raise nearly a million dollars for cancer research. Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center was able to give Allen years […]

Aligning Cancer Gene Mutations to a Targeted Therapy

Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers is advancing its research to identify and study more genetic tumor signals and how they may play a role in cancer growth. Increased knowledge about the different signals/mutations within a tumor may help guide physicians to what may be the best treatment combination for a particular patient. Some of the […]