Hackers For Hope is a 501c(3) charity dedicated to raising funds for important cancer research projects as well as providing support for those who are going through the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.   

Hackers for Hope

Alfred E. Smith and Tim Brown founded this organization while recovering from cancer back in 1988. They vowed to “give back” to the cancer research and treatment community that helped them and so many others. Throughout the years, Hackers For Hope has raised over $16 million and grants have been given to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Stamford Hospital’s Bennett Cancer Center, and the RH McCooey Research Fund, Cannonball Kids Cancer Foundation among many others.


Hackers for Hope has funded cancer research at many highly regarded institutions over the years. Read what our grants have made possible and how some of the recent beneficiaries have used our donations.

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Connecticut Hackers

There are two ways to participate as a hacker this year. You can be a Marathon Golfer and tee off at sunrise and golf as many holes as they can until dusk. Or, you can play a traditional 18-hole game and tee off at noon.

2019 Shopping for Hope Sponsors

Thank you to our Shopping for Hope sponsors. Their generosity supports Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Ovarian Cancer Research including their “liquid biopsy which will test for cancer with a simple blood test.

Holidays for Hope Sponsors​

Thank you to our Holidays for Hope sponsors. Their generosity supports the important clinical trial program at Stamford Hospital’s Bennett Cancer Center.


2019 Golf Sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors.  Their generosity enables us to support the important research being done by our beneficiaries.

Merrill and Rich van den Broek

Sherry and Brian Ramsay

Kenny and Nat Howe

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