It’s time for the 2023 H.O.P.E. Campaign!

A message from our family and partners at the H.O.P.E. Campaign – 

Hello all! This coming March marks the 12th anniversary of Dad’s passing and 12 years that our amazing community has pulled together to help us with our mission of benefiting others who are battling cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. We are truly humbled and blessed, and we cannot thank you enough. We’re excited to announce this year’s fish fry has been scheduled for Friday, April 14 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield. Please see the attached flyer and t-shirt order form. Fish fry tickets and t-shirts are also available for purchase online: Please help us spread the word!

Click here to view our 2023 Fish Fry Flyer and Click here for the t-shirt order form.

Fish fry tickets and t-shirts are also available for purchase online: 

Thank you so much for your support! Lora, Kyle, and families

~ In memory of our parents, Larry & Kathy, and our sister, Sara, as well as for all who’ve battled cancer themselves or have fought alongside a family member or friend.

This is our small way of giving back! We celebrate H.O.P.E. ~ Healing, Optimism, Prayer, and Example.

Since March 2011, our charity has raised over $154,000 for area cancer warriors and individuals faced with a life-threatening illnesses.

The H.O.P.E. Campaign is a division of 18 FORE Life, a 501(c)(3) charity, with a shared mission of benefiting area cancer warriors and individuals with life-threatening illnesses.

To date, 18 FORE Life has sent out $3.4 Million in love offerings to families all over Southeast Missouri and beyond. The generous donations and support to the charity have truly made a difference. But, there’s “more work to do!”

You may e-mail us with questions at [email protected] or find us on FB –

The Ben Kruse 18 FORE Life Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity and your donation is tax-deductible.