cancer is a chapter, not the story


We Guide. We Support.

The Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation supports young adults (18-40) during their cancer diagnosis, treatment, and beyond through a variety of advocacy and programming.

Why the Shoe?

Cassie loved shoes; they were part of her “retail therapy” during treatment. In 2010 she went to Camp Mak-A-Dream and painted a tile that hangs along with many others to make a beautiful mosaic wall of art. She took pictures of the tile and we turned it into the CHSCF Logo. If you ever take a trip to Mak-A-Dream, look for Cassie’s shoe in the art barn!

13th Annual Glow Run 5k

September 14, 2024!
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Who is Cassie Hines?

In March of 2008 Cassie was a typical junior in high school, preparing for a spring break trip with her best friend Megan. Being an athlete it was not surprising that she felt a pain in her side, athletes get muscle cramps all the time. We decided to be cautious since she was traveling with another family and took her to our family doctor. Read the rest of her story…

Adventure Stories

Meet some young adults that experienced the survivorship programs available across the country; their stories are sure to inspire!

Christy L


In June 2018, at 38 years old, I was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer that had metastasized to my brain. I was blindsided by the news and my fears were only exacerbated by my family history...

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Julie L

Project Koru

In May of 2019, I attended Camp 39 of Camp Koru located in Maui, Hawaii. At camp we not only got to spend four glorious mornings surfing but we also ventured to nearby towns, helped restore dunes, and bonded over...

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Rachel C

Epic Experience

I was so excited to have the opportunity to attend Epic Experience in Colorado in February 2019. However, after having surgery in March 2018 followed by a knee injury in May 2018, the medical bills began rolling in...

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Survivorship Programs

For many young adults who have had to put their lives on hold after hearing the phrase “You have cancer”, the real battle begins after the completion bell has rung. CHSCF is passionate about encouraging young adults to take a risk on an adventure based weeklong programming.