The Elora’s H.O.P.E. Fund is a donor-advised fund at the Pittsburgh Foundation established to honor Elora’s memory by Helping Others Persevere and Endure. The Fund receives proceeds from direct donations and fundraising events, such as Elorapalooza 5K/1-Mile Run, which is held in North Park each Summer. Over the past 12 years, the race has raised over $170,000. These funds have gone to support blood cancer research and the Elora’s H.O.P.E. scholarship fund for college students pursuing degrees in Special Education.
By aligning with the Pittsburgh Foundation, Elora’s H.O.P.E. continues to provide funds to these causes. Additionally Elora’s parents, Dan & Leslie Geier, have founded the Patient Life Committee at West Penn Hospital’s T7 Oncology Floor with proceeds from the fundraising efforts also being directed there in hopes of providing non-medical support of patients suffering blood cancers.