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Our Mission:

Raising funds & awareness for brain cancer in memory of Bobby Tanner. Providing hope and resources for those in South Carolina faced with a brain cancer diagnosis.

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about Bobby Tanner.

Bobby Tanner lived his life in the upstate of South Carolina. He was a cowboy - a rancher with the most beautiful hayfields.

He was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, a Grade 4 brain tumor in May 2019. After a valiant fight for a year, he lost his battle. He was the head of our family, who loved horses, history, God and his family. He was best friends with his wife Linda, and the best girl dad we could ever ask for.

So many people feel the loss of Bobby still today - his family, friends, neighbors, and countless members of the team roping community.

Denise & Melissa

about us.

In the words of Bobby Tanner when facing his surgery to remove his brain tumor, "we had to go 9 or 90." Yeah, Daddy even had his own way of saying "it's all or nothing." We are Tanner's Hope, essentially the two daughters of Bobby and Linda Tanner who have learned all too well how devastating a brain cancer diagnosis can be. With our mama, our husbands, and countless amazing friends and family members, we've continued the fight against brain cancer, sadly without Daddy by our side - and in that Tanner tradition, we are doing it at the '90' of "9 or 90."

Brain cancer doesn't discriminate and the treatment options buy time, but there is no cure. Additionally, we have found there is a need in our local area and state. Therefore, Tanner's Hope was created. In South Carolina there are only two neuro-oncologists and they are both in Charleston at the Medical University of South Carolina. To get the best care, patients must travel and have huge out of pocket expenses. This is how we want to help and provide hope to others facing this diagnosis.

Denise & Melissa

Tanner’s Hope Stories.

We would like to thank South Carolina Voyager Magazine for highlighting us in November 2023.

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Tanner’s Hope was one of 277 non-profits in SC to be awarded with a grant from Dabo’s All In Team Foundation for 2023. We thank this wonderful organization for all the wonderful things they do each year for South Carolina - and allowing us to be part of it!

Dabo gave wonderful, encouraging words to the room: “God called you to use your story to help others.”

Colossians 3:23 “Work at everything you do with all your heart. Work as if you were working for the Lord, not for human masters.”

Calling All Businesses!

We are gathering prizes for our signature fundraising event -

Brain Tumor Awareness Month Silent Auction.

We would love to partner with you...what is in it for your business? Lots of free advertising with your goods available the full month of May on our online silent auction site and social media and website shoutouts.

Want to #fightbraincancer with us?

Email us at sisters@tannershope.org for more info.

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Race for Hope DC 2024

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recent events.

February 24, 2024 - 8th Annual

Head for the Cure - Charleston, SC

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we put the FUN in FUNdraising!

We are so thankful for the opportunity to work side by side with YMA Cares at their toy giveway in Greenville County on December 16. We hope to make this an annual event for Tanner’s Hope!

Community Night

Saluda River Grill

Piedmont, SC

Tuesday, 11.7.23

Tanner’s Hope thanks

Saluda River Grill for hosting us for Community Night, we had a wonderful time and thankful for your donation to Tanner’s Hope!

Get to moving in the month of November, all for brain cancer awareness!

Walk, ride, trot your ponies, ride your bike - get your miles any way you want! Log 30 miles and share your journey on social media using #tannershopeturkeytrot.

Start a fundraiser if you’d like but our main ask is telling folks why you’re trotting with Tanner’s Hope!

all for brain cancer awareness!

Turkey Trot.

What an amazing day!

Tanner’s Hope ~ Cars for a Cure 2023 was everything!

Sunny skies, good food, awesome vendors, the BEST volunteers ever - all to raise funds for families touched by a brain cancer diagnosis in South Carolina.

We can’t wait to make an impact in our community due to the funds raised on this day!

Hope never gives up - neither do we.


  • Garrett's Golf Cars
  • Coffee Underground
  • Maverick Biscuit
  • 4Imprint
  • Bad Daddy's Burger Bar
  • Skins' Hotdogs
  • Chuy's
  • Stax Omega
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Palmetto Cheese
  • Greenville Triumph
  • The Melting Pot
  • Brixx Wood Fired Pizza
  • 5 Guys
  • Lowe's Foods
  • Copper River
  • The Pound Cake Man
  • Embassy Suites
  • Spirit Line Cruises
  • Home Team BBQ
  • The Creation Museum
  • Chosen by Emily

Thank you Sponsors!

  • QT
  • Advance Auto Parts - Moonville
  • Fireforge
  • Greenville Drive
  • Waves Car Wash
  • Thurston's Land Services
  • Aaugusta Road Radiator Shop, Inc.
  • Potts Old Country BBQ
  • Cookies by Roxann
  • Kick Axebreaker
  • Ellicott Grove Gift Co.
  • The Kickin' Chicken
  • Shuckin' Shack - Greenville
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame
  • Colorstreet - Jennifer Keely
  • Begley's Butcher Shop
  • Napa Auto Parts - Greer
  • Half Back Creations
  • Spinx
  • Napa Auto Parts - Fountain Inn
  • GourmetGiftBaskets.com
  • Lauren Ashlee Creations
  • Crumbl Cookies - Simpsonville

sending our love.

- from Glioblastoma Awareness Day, July 19, 2023.

These are just some of the faces and families touched

by Glioblastoma.

We continue to fight for a cure for all brain cancers.

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Denise 864.270.3994

Melissa 864.915.0037




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