In October 2011 Kristen Short dedicated her original song and video about her cancer journey, "Chairs," to The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing.  She donates 50% of the sale of her song "Chairs" to The Dempsey Center and 50% to Short Folks For Hope Foundation.  The song "Chairs" is available at CD Baby, Amazon and iTunes for 99 cents.  See the video here:

Channel WCHS6 interviewed Short Folks For Hope Foundation's Kristen Short and Deanna Pleskach at the Dempsey Challenge cycling event with The Vivian St. Onge Memorial Rickshaw Team on Sunday, October 2016.  Video here:

See Kristen's "My Journey" video, which she created at the two year anniversary of her cancer diagnosis on July 15, 2012.  Kristen was the 2012 recipient of the Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Survivor Award at the Dempsey Challenge event.  



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For Kristen's six-year "cancerversary" on July 15, 2016, she produced a video called "Every Day is a Gift."

The Short Family was featured in a video by The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in October 2010.  The Short Folks For Hope Foundation is proud to support the cancer support services and hope-fostering efforts of The Dempsey Center.

A 2013 video about The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing.  (Kristen was honored to

appear in this video.)

Dempsey Challengevideo from 2012 featuring the late Vivian St. Onge after finishing the 50-mile cycling event, which she successfully completed despite being in cancer treatment.  She was a beloved member of the Board of Directors of Short Folks For Hope Foundation and is truly missed.  You continue to inspire us all, Vivian.  As you always said, "Hugs!  Feel the Squeeze!"

Short Folks For Hope Foundation

Short Folks For Hope Foundation Assistant ​Allie Short was featured in the 8/10/2017 Advertiser Democrat​ with Lagoona The Dutch Angel Dragon and her Children's Hospital Project, which was rebranded as Furries For Hope​ in 2018. 

Supporting the Cancer Community and Serving Up Hope...Family Style!
A 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization in Oxford Hills, Maine, Founded 2012