In partnership with Sierra Nevada Realtors, the 12th annual HopeFest returns. This year’s HopeFest is an in-person, as Cornhole’s Best for HopeFest, a cornhole tournament. The tournament will raise funds to support community members facing cancer by providing assistance with rent and mortgage payments, gas vouchers, groceries and more. Additionally, funds will help pay for the refurbishment of Carson Tahoe Health’s no-cost Merriner Cottages which provide lodging for cancer patients and their families. The tournament begins on Friday, Aug. 5, at 4:30 p.m. at the Curry Street parking lot across from McFadden Plaza in Carson City. For information and to sign up for the tournament, visit www.carsontahoe.com/hopefest.html. “Sierra Nevada Realtors are honored and thrilled to partner with Carson Tahoe Health to host HopeFest,” Jeanne Koerner, SNR president, said in a news release. “Our vision to serve the people in our communities aligns with Carson Tahoe in helping families in dealing with the effects of cancer on their families. Helping people stay in their homes and assisting with expenses to affected families brings us all great fulfillment and joy. Bringing others Hope.” Carson Tahoe Health provides various forms of support for individuals battling cancer and their families. Those services include no-cost lodging for patients and families at their Merriner Cottages. The cottages, which have housed an average of 1,875 night stays per year for a total of over 29,147 nights of free lodging for patients and their families since they opened in 2006, will be refurbished with money raised from the tournament to continue to provide homes for families dealing with the financial burden of a cancer diagnosis. Proceeds from HopeFest will also provide those individuals facing cancer with funds for mortgage payments, groceries, gas vouchers and more. Previous years have raised over $100,000 and Carson Tahoe Health hopes to top that number this year as HopeFest returns in-person. Carson Tahoe Health believes that communities are vital when it comes to healthcare and encourages anyone who can to sign-up with a team, or buy raffle tickets and watch the games while enjoying a variety of grilled barbecue favorites. “We are so excited to be back to an in-person HopeFest event this year,” said Angelina Craig, director of Philanthropy at Carson Tahoe Health. “We believe no one should go through a cancer diagnosis alone, and that is what this fundraiser is about, making sure our neighbors facing cancer have all the resources they need while undergoing treatment.” To learn more about Carson Tahoe Health’s services, visit www.carsontahoe.com.