We’ve raised over $10 million since 2001, and nearly every penny went to cancer research at Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

The H Foundation

In February of 2001, the Hortons Home Lighting family came together to celebrate the life of one of our beloved coworkers, Pam Herts. Pam was 31 years old, and she had been battling breast cancer for some time. When she lost that battle, she left behind a one-year-old son, along with a plethora of close friends and family members. The lives Pam had touched would forever be changed, and from her legacy, The H Foundation was born.

The Hortons team would spend the next few months setting up lemonade stands, book sales, potlucks, and other events to help raise money for the Foundation. The goal was simple — when someone is battling cancer, the family comes together to support them however they can. What began as a grassroots movement in La Grange, Illinois quickly became a widespread crusade across the country to find a cure for cancer.

In the nearly 20 years since Pam’s passing, the H Foundation has raised over ten million dollars to support cancer research at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University. Cancer has affected us all in some way, and at Hortons, we’re dedicated to continuing to support The H Foundation and help doctors find a cure.

Learn more about The H Foundation.