Hope Perry Goldstein was an educated, involved and vital woman. She grew up in New York City where she attended primary and secondary school and college. She was a young, highly regarded, fast track executive at Sears, Roebuck & Company before leaving to raise her family. Hope was an accomplished pianist and artist/crafts person. She designed and fabricated gold jewelry after studying ancient Greek and Egyptian methods.
She was a volunteer at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, a member of The Women’s Board of The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and a Trustee of The Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, among other civic activities.
In a word, she was an AWARE person. However, like most women, Hope was UNAWARE of the facts about the illness that took her life, ovarian cancer; its risks, symptoms, and risk-reducing options. She was unaware of the information that may have been able to save her life. Project Hope seeks to eliminate that knowledge gap for others.