• Santa Day 2017

    The Hang Tough Foundation held its third annual Santa Day program this past weekend, where 145 children had a chance to meet Santa Claus and receive a gift from their holiday wish list.   Read the full story, here!

  • Health and Wellness Program Launch

    The Hang Tough Foundation launched their new Health and Wellness program October 2017.  The Hang Tough Foundation’s health and wellness programming will be offered quarterly to Heroes, Sidekicks and their families.  Read the full story, here!

  • Champions Ride Joins Tour De Tallahassee

    Tour De Tallahassee encourages endurance, competition, and fitness year round through a non-profit cycling series!  Read the news, here!

  • Cascades Goes Gold 2017

    Hang Tough Foundation hosts it’s third annual Cascades Goes Gold!  This family-friendly, free event at Cascades Park will shine a spotlight on pediatric cancer, and mark the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Cascades Park will truly turn gold for the event, with the waterfall fountain and amphitheater lit up in a golden hue during…

  • Autism Project 2017

    Hang Tough Foundation marked the conclusion of Autism Awareness Month with a special presentation at Florida’s State Capitol. Using original art created by Hang Tough Heroes, local artist Rachel Chasteen has created a beautiful kaleidoscope-inspired art piece that creates a puzzle. Puzzle pieces are the symbol representing autism awareness.  Full story and photos, here!

  • Milestone Weekend for Hang Tough

    April 2017, the organization’s annual fundraising gala, Gritz and Glitz, boasted record-breaking attendance and funds raised, with 300 guests and more than $36,000 netted in support of their mission. Plus, Hang Tough Foundation is launching a new program focused on caring for Hang Tough Hero siblings, or Sidekicks, in celebration of National Sibling Appreciation Day.  Read…



  • Partnership with Gulf Winds Track Club Events Raises more than $34,000!

    Through Gulf Winds Track Club’s Tallahassee Marathon and Palace Saloon 5K, both benefiting Hang Tough Foundation, results in over $34,000!   Full story, here!

  • Hang Tough Foundation Hires Executive Director

    Hang Tough Foundation announced that Board President and Co-Founder Janelle Irwin has signed on as the organization’s first executive director. In this management role, Irwin will oversee programs, lead administrative staff, and guide Hang Tough Foundation’s overall strategic plan.  Read the press release!

  • Registration now open for Champions Ride

    Cyclists are invited to experience competitive criteriums and scenic rides of multiple distances at the Champions Ride on Feb. 24 and 25, 2018. Registration is now open with early bird pricing available for those interested in securing their spot for the second annual expanded and improved event. The ride, presented in part by Science of…

  • Hang Tough Serving over 250 Heroes and their Families!

    Hang Tough Foundation has now surpassed 250 Hang Tough Heroes served in the Big Bend. Hang Tough Hero families are the focus of the organization’s mission, and the amount of families signed up to participate in the foundation’s free programs and services has grown leaps and bounds from just 41 Hang Tough Heroes during our…



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