Mission Statement

The Run for Hope Foundation utilizes the sport of running or walking in order to raise funds for people, businesses, military families and other charitable organizations that provide for the needs of others through running or walking events. The Run for Hope Foundation is a national foundation that raises money for victims of natural disasters, such as Hurricane Sandy, which severely impacted the tri-state area; especially New Jersey and New York, missing person organizations, families, cancer research, military families, homelessness and any other charitable/non-profit organization and/or cause in which the board of the foundation deems appropriate and that has a history of success. Many families, people, businesses and local non-profit organizations are struggling today and are in need of assistance in which funds and needs can be more directly provided without the bureaucracy normally associated with applying. All funds raised will go directly to the needs of the person, organization or entity applying. Each request will be reviewed and a determination will be made based on the application, information provided and a site review.

Frank Del Vecchio, the leader and founder of the Run for Hope Foundation has been a true advocate of giving and charity. Frank recently ran nearly 26miles from his hometown of Ridgewood, NJ to the site of the World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Frank accomplished this without training and succeeded in raising over $12,000 for Tuesday’s Children, a non-profit organization committed to assisting and helping families who lost a loved one in the terror attacks on 9/11 and emergency responders. The amazing part about this accomplishment was he raised the funds in only four days. It is this spirit, commitment and dedication that the Run for Hope Foundation embodies, the hope that others will also be committed to doing an act of kindness for another person in need.