The Festival of Hope is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help cancer patients who live in Western Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming with non-medical expenses as they relate to their cancer care and treatment. There is a sincere interest by the Festival of Hope to help those applicants who qualify for assistance.

Our Mission...

The Festival of Hope is a grass roots fundraising event organized by volunteers committed to assist area cancer patients during the treatment process.

Our Event...

Crisis situations of cancer patients are real and devastating.  Our committee members recognize this and reach out to them in a number of ways.  In order to raise the monies for prospective recipients, community volunteers come together and organize an enjoyable event, hence…….… The Festival of Hope!   


Ryan Windhorst - Chairman
Michael Wharton   - Vice Chairman
Sally Mitchell - Treasurer
Amber Trenkle - Secretary    
Jack Berg
Jeff Kriewald
Kathy Walker
Deb Keener 
LeAnn Grasmick
Kendra Feather
Tim Krieder
Rick Keller
Vicki Bjorling 
Kathy Walker - Committee Co-Chair
Amber Trenkle  - Committee Co-Chair


Dr. Vince Bjorling
Dr. Mark & Jacquie Hartman
Sarah Trumbull  
Barbara Martinson
LaRita VanBoskirk
Jennifer Hiltgen
Carol Diffendaffer


Festival of Hope Event

2022 Hope Award Recipient