The Run for Hope Foundation utilizes the sport of running or walking in order to raise funds for people, businesses, military families and other charitable organizations that provide for the needs of others through running or walking events. The Run for Hope Foundation raises money for victims of natural disasters and other tragic events, such as Hurricane Sandy, which severely impacted the tri-state area; especially New Jersey and New York, missing person organizations, families, cancer research, military families, homelessness and any other charitable/non-profit organization and/or cause in which the board of the foundation deems appropriate and that has a history of success. Many families, people, businesses and local non-profit organizations are struggling today and are in need of assistance in which funds and needs can be more directly provided without the bureaucracy normally associated with applying. All funds raised will go directly to the needs of the person, organization or entity applying. Each request will be reviewed and a determination will be made based on the application, information provided and a site review. at the Run for Hope Foundation embodies, the hope that others will also be committed to doing an act of kindness for another person in need.