When Diane Brumwell was diagnosed with ovarian cancer it was life altering for her, her family, and the countless individuals she had positively impacted throughout her lifetime. True to form, Diane tackled the disease with the strength of a warrior and an attitude that radiated courage.
Diane was always very passionate about helping others. She was always there to support anyone down on their luck or suffering momentary setbacks. It was a trait appreciated by others and admired by her family.
While Diane was battling a reoccurrence of her cancer her family decided to follow her legacy and do something to fight the disease. Diane's two sons, Ryan and Jason Brumwell, decided a charity event was in order. When the two young men merged their love for the game of basketball with their dedication to curing the disease, Hoops for Hope was born!
Although Diane lost her courageous battle with cancer, her spirit and legacy lives on with the Diane Brumwell Memorial Hoops for Hope Tournament. The charity has raised more than $440,000 over the past 15 years, all of which has been donated to cancer research.
All donations generated by the tournaments are given to The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The V Foundation was created by Jim Valvano and ESPN for the sole purpose of finding the cure for cancer. With the help of his family and friends they grew the organization and have donated $150 million since 1993. They give 100% of all direct cash donations and net event proceeds to cancer research and related programs. Click here to visit the V Foundation Website.
Hoops for Hope decided to donate to the V foundation because it's sole purpose is to find a cure for cancer. The V Foundation increases research by providing grants to students in the scientific community. Click here to read some of the amazing stories of success from past recipients of these research grants!
Hoops for Hope was started in 2006 as a way for a family to help raise more funds and awareness for the fight against cancer. Diane Brumwell was in the fight for her life against a disease that affects so many individuals and the ones they love when her two sons participated in a
We'd love to hear from you about your experiences with Hoops for Hope, or if you're looking for more information about our organization! Even if you'd just like to share your stories about loved ones that are currently or have fought against this terrible disease, we'd love to hear from you!