Hit Fore Hope Raises Thousands of Dollars for UH Seidman Cancer Center

Hit Fore Hope 2023 
From left: Scott Morris, Jami Morris, Dana Morris and Daniel I. Simon, MD, President, Academic & External Affairs and UH Chief Scientific Officer, Ernie and Patti Novak Distinguished Chair in Health Care Leadership.

Now in its second year, the Hit Fore Hope fundraiser continues to grow, in both participants and amount of money raised for lymphoma research at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center. This year’s event at Beechmont Country Club in Orange brought in more than $84,000, a number that organizer Jami Morris still can’t believe is real.

“When I first thought of doing this 5 or 6 years ago, I never imagined this would be the result,” said Jami. “My initial goal was just to raise $10-12,000, so what we’ve been able to accomplish is remarkable. It’s amazing what our community can do when we come together.”

Jami, who is a junior at Penn State University, came up with the idea for Hit Fore Hope when she was just 16 years old after her mother, Dana, was diagnosed with lymphoma. While Dana is doing well today, Jami hopes the funds raised during this event will help bring some comfort to others facing a cancer diagnosis.

Looking toward the future, Jami is hoping to expand Hit Fore Hope to other locations within the Cleveland area.

“This event brings both of my passions together—golf and helping others. I haven’t met a single person who hasn’t been impacted by cancer in some way. After what my family has been through, to be able to help in some way is just so gratifying.”

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Make a gift today to the Hit Fore Hope Fund to help support lymphoma research and the families impacted by cancer at UH Seidman Cancer Center.