Project Hope was established in 2005 in memory of Hope Perry Goldstein by her husband and two sons. It grew out of her singular, selfless request to them during her illness: “do something to combat this dreadful illness, saving just one life will make the effort a success.” In response, Project Hope employs a disciplined strategic planning model that brings together recognized medical professionals, researchers and advocates to attack the problems of ovarian cancer. The plan clearly defines the actions, programs and resources that will be used to achieve its mission and objectives. To date:
- Project Hope has established this website to provide education and resources to raise awareness of ovarian cancer.
- It has produced brochures in partnership with the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (formerly the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation) which allows women to calculate their indiviual risk of ovarian cancer and take measures appropriate for them to reduce their risk.
- It has sponsored ovarian cancer symposia with medical leadership.
- It provides on-going support for research directed at early detection, prevention and more effective treatments for the illness.