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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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received a Glioblastoma diagnosis in 2023


is the five-year survival rate for Glioblastoma patients


will succumb to Glioblastoma this year


have been approved by the FDA — and one device —

for Glioblastoma

*Statistics provided by National Brain Tumor Society

Why Glioblastoma Awareness Day ?

  • encourages increased public awareness of glioblastoma;
  • honors the individuals who have died from the ​devastating disease of glioblastoma or are currently ​living with the disease;
  • supports efforts to develop better treatments for ​glioblastoma that will improve the long-term prognosis ​for, and the quality of life of, individuals diagnosed with ​the disease;
  • recognizes the importance of molecular biomarker ​testing to the diagnosis and treatment of glioblastoma;
  • expresses support for the individuals who are battling ​brain tumors, as well as the families, friends, and ​caregivers of those individuals;
  • urges a collaborative approach to brain tumor research ​among governmental, private, and nonprofit ​organizations, which is a promising means of advancing ​the understanding and treatment of glioblastoma; and
  • encourages continued investments in glioblastoma ​research and treatments, including through the ​Glioblastoma Therapeutics Network and other existing ​brain tumor research resources.

With Awareness comes Hope.

Glioblastoma Awareness Day, ​July 17, 2024.

These are just some of the faces ​and families touched

by Glioblastoma.

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

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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We are pleased to present our Signature Event - Cars for a Cure coming Saturday, September 14!

Join us in Fountain Inn for a day of cars, food, music, and family fun!

prior events.

Tanner's Hope displayed 205 ​American flags in our

Field of Flags the week of ​Independence Day at the ​Double T Ranch.

Flags have been sponsored ​by our community for:

  • Veterans
  • Enlisted Military
  • Emergency Personnel
  • ANYONE that loves America!

American flags flew from

July 1 through July 7 ​alongside our Carolina Day ​Palmetto Flag display, calling ​awareness to those in South ​Carolina who have had a ​battle with a brain tumor.

Watch our Field of Flags video here

Tanner’s Hope Celebrates Carolina Day

A nod to our state’s history and to honor and memorialize those in ​South Carolina who have battled or currently battling a brain tumor.

Attack on the fort on Sullivan’s Island the 28 June 1776

painted by Henry Gray.

Courtesy of Library of Congress.

The History of Carolina Day

Before you grab your American flags next week – grab your palmetto-themed items and celebrate Carolina Day! This day ​commemorates the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, the first great victory for the American forces against the British. The battle ​took place on June 28, 1776 – just a few days before Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence – and has been ​celebrated since 1777.

As all South Carolina schoolchildren learn, the palmetto logs of hastily-constructed Fort Sullivan withstood a withering ​barrage from British warships. Tradition says the cannonballs bounced off the fort – but it is more accurate to say the ​palmetto logs and sand absorbed the bombardment. Leading the American forces at Fort Sullivan was Col. William ​Moultrie. He had only 31 guns at his disposal, but they inflicted considerable damage. Moultrie concentrated fire on the ​British’s two largest ships and used hot shot – heated metal balls that could set ships on fire. American defenses on ​Sullivan’s Island also thwarted a British amphibious assault of more than 2,500 soldiers and marines.

For a moment the British thought they had the upper hand when the fort’s flag came down. The flag was dark blue with a ​gorget design in the upper left-hand corner (or crescent moon). The flag’s mast had been broken and it fell directly into an ​open area after taking the full blast of British fire. Sgt. William Jasper bravely leapt from an embrasure to retrieve the flag. ​He attached it to a makeshift mast and it once again flew over the fort – no doubt to the disappointment of the British. The ​battle was over by sundown and the flag, with the addition of the providential palmetto tree, became the state flag of ​South Carolina.

To celebrate the victory, the people of Charleston marked the anniversary one year later – and the commemoration ​continues to this day as Carolina Day. In the past it has been known as the Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Moultrie, ​Palmetto Day, and Sgt. Jasper’s Day. In 1875 it began being referred to as Carolina Day. The commemoration usually ​includes artillery salutes, militia demonstrations and parades. The day is marked with the bells of St. Michael’s Episcopal ​Church playing “Three Blind Mice.” Legend has it this was the only tune the message runner knew how to play when he ​was spreading the word about the victory.

In the 1800s the celebrations took place in the public square in Moultrieville on Sullivan’s Island. In 1851, only 10 years before ​the Civil War, revelers ferried out to the island but were told by the Federal troops in the fort that they could not enter. Their ​party continued back in Charleston, but that evening the Palmetto Guard militia unit was formed to ensure rights of South ​Carolina would always be protected.

by JoAnn Zeise, Curator of History - www.scmuseum.org

On Carolina Day 2024, Tanner’s Hope proudly displays Palmetto Flags at the Double T Ranch, Simpsonville, SC

in honor or memory of those in South Carolina that are battling or have lost their battle with a brain tumor.

We are honored to love, respect and support the names of those each flag signifies.

This display is just a small representation. It is estimated that in 2024, 1277 people in South Carolina will be ​diagnosed with a primary brain or other central nervous system tumor.

It is estimated that 397 of those cases will be malignant.

*statistics provided by National Brain Tumor Society

Tanner’s Hope was honored to ​participate in our first

Cancer Survivors Day!

Cancer Survivors Day 2024

Cancer Survivors Park, 52 Cleveland Street Greenville SC 29601

Join CSPA and the Upstate Cancer Network as we celebrate survivors on Cancer Survivors Day, Sunday, June 2nd from 10AM to 2PM in the Cancer Survivors Park, 52 Cleveland Street along the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail.

It’s a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and outreach to the community.

Tournament Kick-Off at Greer Golf


Greer Golf

2299 Gap Creek Rd, Greer, SC 29651

Please join the BMW Charity Pro-Am at Greer Golf for a

FREE family fun event as we kick off another amazing week of golf, celebrities, ​Korn Ferry Tour Professional’s and more all while raising funding and awareness ​for Upstate Charities!

Junior Golf Clinics with the First Tee of the Upstate

10:30–11:30AM & 12:30–1:30PM

Face Painting


Bounce Houses

Music and more!


Please contact Kari Snyder:

Kari Snyder at ksnyder@sccharities.org



Golf Clubs With Golf Ball

Tanner’s Hope - Brain Tumor Awareness Silent Auction

Thank you to all of our sponsors, bidders, and donators for a successful auction for Gray May!

Thank You Calligraphy Lettering Typography

1885 Taproom | 3's Greenville | Allegiance Flags | BarkBox | BMW Charity Golf Tournament | Brewer Electrical | Brixx Wood Fired Pizza | Burn Boot Camp | Byrd’s Famous Cookies | Candance Creations | CaroDesigns | Carolina Panthers | Cheeky Tees | Chipotle | Chuy's | Complete Heat and Air | Copper River Grill | Costco | Dapper Dog | Double Dogs | Fire Forge | Firebirds | Good To Go GVL |

Greenville Center of Creative Arts | Greenville Drive | Greenville Ghost Tours | Greenville Triumph | Greenville Zoo | Greenvillian DJ's | Groucho's Deli | Hampton Acres | Home Team BBQ | Kairos | Lewis BBQ | Lo Luxury - The Elite Hair Lounge | Magnolia Plantation | McAlister's Deli | Methodical Coffee | Mickie Grist | Musical Innovations | Nascar Hall of Fame | Nosedive Aromatherapy | Oil and Vinegar | Oriental Trading | Page's Okra Grill | Paint UR Pet - Jessica’s Brush | Paisanos Italian Pizzeria | Palmetto Cheese | Portofinos |

Pound Cake Man | QT | RCB Landscaping | Reedy Rides | Reflections Pro Services | Rootimentary | Roper Mountain Science Center |

SC State Parks | seabrookartist84 | Soaky Mountain Water Park | Spare Time | Spinks Family Foundation | Sticky Fingers |

Stone Pin Company | Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery | Swanky Steer | Sweatman's BBQ | The Cazbah | The Melting Pot |

Thomas Creek Brewery | Upstate Tree Pros | Veteran’s Garden Center


May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Tanner’s Hope has been honored to advocate in May with The National Brain Tumor Society in Washington DC and attend Race for Hope DC 5K.

We also spent time with Bob Menas and family at his fundraiser on May 11 in Woodruff, SC. The Greenville Drive hosted us to ‘Go Gray at the Game’ on May 11 as well, to spread awareness and get to speak with people in our community about

Tanner’s Hope.

Thank you 331 Stock Market for choosing us for your Giving Back event on April 27, 2024 in Seneca!

We are truly honored!

February 24, 2024 - 8th Annual

Head for the Cure - Charleston, SC

Watch our video,

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.

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.”

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.


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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