A Letter from Nan Moore Smith

When Alfred and Tim began Hackers For Hope, they never imagined that it would exist for over 33 years, raise close to $17 million for cancer research and touch hundreds of lives. Our first event in 1988 was held in a torrential rain storm but succeeded in raising over $45,000—and we haven’t looked back. Until now.

With the loss of Alfred in 2019 and now Tim just recently, we have come to the realization that Hackers For Hope is inextricably tied to its two founders. They were incredibly proud of this organization and were so grateful for the steady support from our community.  Over the years we’ve had over 200 “Hackers” raise money for carefully chosen research projects.

In addition, we’ve assisted so many in the community find the best doctors and treatment facilities.  If you’d like to share your story of how Al and Tim may have helped you or your family— please share your story here on this website.

We hope we can count on your support to make a final, meaningful grant to our beneficiaries.  As I’m sure you all know, a large percentage of cancer research depends upon private funding.  Knowing our grants make a difference is what keeps us going.

Al and Tim loved a good party and looked forward to our annual celebration.  Please join us on October 15th at Wee Burn Country Club for our LAST HURRAH and raise a glass to Al, Tim and to all of the generous supporters of Hackers For Hope over the years.