We Believe Everyone
Touched By Cancer
Deserves Support, At Every Stage

The H.O.P.E. Life Cancer Recovery Fund

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Our Vision

The H.O.P.E. Life Cancer Recovery Fund was created to provide resources, wellness services, and a place for Thrivers and their families to learn, live, and enjoy life before, during and after cancer treatment.

Has your life–or the life of a family member–been touched by cancer?

Are you ready to learn how to Thrive in a kind and supportive community with a new, better “daily normal”?

If so, you’re in the right place. The H.O.P.E. Life Cancer Recovery Fund is here to bridge the gap between achieving your best medical health and embracing and enjoying optimal physical health.

Welcome to the non-profit arm of H.O.P.E. Life Center, home to the H.O.P.E. Life Cancer Recovery Fund

Hope Life Lymphedema and Rehabilitation Center

Our Mission

The H.O.P.E. Life Cancer Recovery Fund serves Beaufort County and provides physical, nutritional, social, educational, and wellness services to any individuals and families that have been touched by cancer.

We are compassionate, caring, experienced professionals who respect and empathize with those who want to triumph over the long-term effects of cancer and live their best possible lives.

Our goal is to provide support and resources to anyone touched by cancer so they can Thrive Beyond Surviving and enjoy life to the fullest.

WHO WE HELP

H.O.P.E. Life Cancer Recovery Fund benefits:

  • Newly diagnosed cancer patients
  • Cancer patients who are impaired while still receiving treatments
  • Cancer patients wanting to achieve maximum health post treatment
  • Former cancer patients seeking optimal health long after treatment
  • Family members, caretakers, and loved ones

How We Help

If you or a family member or loved one has been touched by cancer, you’re not alone.

While our medical community provides great educational and support tools to help people during their cancer treatment, there are very few resources to help those touched by cancer to learn to Thrive after treatment.

As a result, physical impairments are often left untreated and unrecognized.

The millions of dollars raised towards cancer focus on prevention and research but not on living your best life afterwards. The H.O.P.E Life Cancer Recovery Fund is on a mission to change that.

We’re the non-profit arm of the H.O.P.E. Life Lymphedema and Rehabilitation Center.

We help Thrivers and their families to enjoy the highest quality of life possible through our weekly classes, educational programs, wellness services, and supportive local and online communities.

About the H.O.P.E. Life Center

H.O.P.E. was founded by Dennis Ittenbach, who has over 20 years experience working with complex medical patients and over 15 years specializing in treating oncology & lymphedema patients.

Dennis has worked in Hilton Head for 13 years and is well known in the healthcare community and the area. He was awarded S.C.O.R.E.’s 2018 New Business of the Year Award.

H.O.P.E.’s key personnel have completed specialized training specific to the needs of cancer patients and the community they serve and are on a mission to offer resources and support to everyone who has been touched by cancer. 

Help Cancer Survivors Thrive

Consider a donation to support our not-for-profit H.O.P.E. Life Center in its mission to normalize higher-quality post-cancer rehabilitation and care. Search for “H” when the window opens and we are H.O.P.E. 

What The H.O.P.E. Life Center Offers

H.O.P.E. Life Center provides a wide range of FREE services to Thrivers in the local community.

Free access to all Rehab equipment free-of-charge to anyone touched by cancer (regardless of whether they have been a past patient) to help build and maintain strength, flexibility, stability, and endurance.

Education and Relaxation

  • Free Quarterly skin care classes for current and post cancer Thrivers.
  • Wigs and prosthetics assistance
  • Learn the effect that nutrition has on your overall health

We work with local massage therapists to bring reduced cost massage therapy to anyone touched by cancer.

Community wellness initiatives including:

  • Clinical Coordination Services
  • Quarterly Lymphedema consortium including Hilton Head, Bluffton, Savannah, & Beaufort Lymphedema Therapists.

Learn about:

  • Minimizing your risk factors
  • Prevention strategies 
  • Postural retraining
  • Limb edema prevention and reduction
  • Save the Ta Ta’s Team Tennis Tournament with net donations of $8,000.00
  • Provided therapy support for the PTR Wheelchair championships

  • We support public and community health by providing resources, consultation, participation, and advocacy for changing public perception and policy towards better health.
  • Supporter and advocate for the Lymphedema Treatment Act.
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To Get Started .

Are You ready to embrace a new, more positive level of “normal”?

Then become part of our Thriving, supportive community. Join us now! 

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