Chester, N.J., April 22, 2024 – Cancer Hope Network is pleased to announce that Jeremy Kaye, Audit and Assurance Senior Manager at Deloitte, will be the recipient of the prestigious Michael Kzirian Flame of Courage Award at the 29th Annual CHN Golf Classic & Pickleball Tournament on Monday, June 10th at Crestmont Country Club in West Orange, NJ.

The Michael Kzirian Flame of Courage Award, named in honor of Cancer Hope Network’s dear friend and late board member, is presented annually to a person or group who has made a difference in the lives of people impacted by cancer. It honors those who have faced their own cancer journey, as well as those who choose to walk beside others as they walk their own path with this devastating disease.

Kaye is an AYA cancer survivor and CHN Peer Mentor Volunteer. He is the founding Chairperson of the Cancer Hope Network Young Professionals Advisory Committee and serves on the CHN Finance and Golf Committees. He is a passionate advocate for peer mentorship support, and he is committed to letting others facing cancer know they are not alone.

Jeremy Kaye wedding photo

“It is an honor to accept the Michael Kzirian Flame of Courage Award at this year’s CHN Golf Classic and Pickleball Tournament. As a member of the CHN Finance and Golf Committees, I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Michael Kzirian. Witnessing firsthand Mike’s passion for Cancer Hope Network’s mission, receiving this award named in his memory is deeply meaningful to me.”

Kaye continued, “When I was going through my own diagnosis and treatment, I was not aware of Cancer Hope Network and all that it had to offer. When I found out about the organization after I finished my treatment, I immediately connected with the mission and felt compelled to give back—to spread the word to others like me from the younger generation who might be dealing with their own diagnoses about the many benefits of one-on-one peer mentorship support and the power of hope.”

Beth Blakey, Executive Director & COO of Cancer Hope Network shared, “Cancer Hope Network’s Peer Mentor Volunteers make such an incredible difference in the lives of people affected by cancer.” Blakey continued, “As a Peer Mentor volunteer, advocate, leader, and committee member, Jeremy Kaye truly embodies the spirit of hope. It is our distinct honor to award him with the 2024 Michael Kzirian Flame of Courage Award at the Annual CHN Golf Classic and Pickleball Tournament in June. Jeremy’s passion for helping others comes through in everything he does, and we cannot think of a more deserving person to receive this award.”

Cancer Hope Network provides personalized, supportive connections for patients and caregivers based on their diagnosis and treatment, as well as their mental, emotional, social, cultural, and spiritual needs, individual lifestyle choices, and other personal circumstances. For over 40 years, Cancer Hope Network has been training peer mentors to share their experiences, offer practical advice, answer questions, and inspire hope. For more information about Cancer Hope Network and its mission, visit 

About Cancer Hope Network 

Cancer Hope Network’s mission is to empower cancer patients and their loved ones with hope through one-on-one peer mentorship support from survivors and caregivers who have faced a similar experience. Cancer Hope Network was the first one-on-one peer mentorship program of its kind for cancer patients and their loved ones, and it was the model for many similar programs that exist today. For more than 40 years, the organization has provided connections and resources to more than 50,000 individuals facing cancer. By providing emotional support, information, and effective coping methods, their goal is to inspire hope, resolve barriers to care, and nurture the well-being of adults impacted by cancer.