Who We Are

The Inspiration for Our Cause

Lively, Compassionate, and Strong-willed Best FriendsThe idea of C3 For Change was generated by three lively, compassionate, and strong- willed best friends, or “bubbys” as they refer to themselves as. Chase Sweers and twins Cole and Chase Hanaka, who have known each other since infancy, decided to dream big by founding an organization that would help others. The decision to create C3 For Change came after all three boys’ lives had been affected by cancer. With loved one after loved one being diagnosed with the deadly disease, the boys decided it was time to change how our local community talks about cancer.

Chase Sweers

Chase Sweers has a passion for living life to the fullest. His favorite sports are tennis and basketball and like most kids loves video games! Many of his loved ones have been affected by the disease which motivated him to help cure cancer one coin at a time.

Chase Hanaka

Chase Hanaka can be always be found nose deep in a book, playing with his best friends or spreading the word of the importance of education about cancer.

Cole Hanaka

Cole Hanaka, twin of Chase Hanaka, is a kid with a big love for the Patriots and an even bigger love for those who have or have been affected by cancer.

Who We Are

The Inspiration for Our Cause

Lively, Compassionate, and Strong-willed Best FriendsThe idea of C3 For Change was generated by three lively, compassionate, and strong- willed best friends, or “bubbys” as they refer to themselves as. Chase Sweers and twins Cole and Chase Hanaka, who have known each other since infancy, decided to dream big by founding an organization that would help others. The decision to create C3 For Change came after all three boys’ lives had been affected by cancer. With loved one after loved one being diagnosed with the deadly disease, the boys decided it was time to change how our local community talks about cancer.

Chase Sweers

Chase Sweers has a passion for living life to the fullest. His favorite sports are tennis and basketball and like most kids loves video games! Many of his loved ones have been affected by the disease which motivated him to help cure cancer one coin at a time.

Chase Hanaka

Chase Hanaka can be always be found nose deep in a book, playing with his best friends or spreading the word of the importance of education about cancer.

Cole Hanaka

Cole Hanaka, twin of Chase Hanaka, is a kid with a big love for the Patriots and an even bigger love for those who have or have been affected by cancer.

The Trio Decided it was Time to Fight BackChase Sweers came home one day to the news that no child wants hear. Chase’s mother, Kim had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The devastating news was nothing new to Chase either. He had already lost two grandparents to the illness prior to his mother’s diagnosis. As a result of the loss he had suffered from the disease, Chase decided it was time to do all that he could to help current and future cancer patients.

With best friends Cole and Chase Hanaka, who also had loved ones diagnosed with cancer, the trio decided it was time to fight back this horrible disease that had impacted their young lives so much. And with that passion for change, C3 For Change was born.

The Trio Decided it was Time to Fight BackChase Sweers came home one day to the news that no child wants hear. Chase’s mother, Kim had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The devastating news was nothing new to Chase either. He had already lost two grandparents to the illness prior to his mother’s diagnosis. As a result of the loss he had suffered from the disease, Chase decided it was time to do all that he could to help current and future cancer patients.

With best friends Cole and Chase Hanaka, who also had loved ones diagnosed with cancer, the trio decided it was time to fight back this horrible disease that had impacted their young lives so much. And with that passion for change, C3 For Change was born.