What is Project Hoffnung?
Project Hoffnung℠ was created in 1997 to help provide cancer outreach programs to Amish and Mennonite communities.
Project Hoffnung, or Hope, was so named in reference to the old English definition of hope itself, which is trust. Identifying with the common language of many Amish and Mennonite communities,
Project Hoffnung aims to provide a bridge between the respected beliefs of these cultures and the modern advances in breast cancer care.
Project Hoffnung serves the entire state of Ohio and surrounding states in providing breast health information, free mammography screening, and the support needed for any follow-up.
In short, the mission of Project Hoffnung is to prevent the unnecessary death of Amish and Mennonite women from breast cancer.
About Our Logo
The pink ribbon stands for breast cancer. Many people wear the pink ribbon to show support for someone who has had the disease, or to show that they have survived breast cancer.
We chose the rainbow as our symbol of a promise, which was the sign God used to promise us that never again would He destroy the Earth with a flood.
The pink ribbon over the rainbow is our sign for Project Hoffnung, which is our promise of Hope to Amish and Mennonite women in the fight against breast cancer.
The Project Hoffnung Fund
Project Hoffnung strives to provide the most up-to-date information about breast health issues to Amish and Mennonite women.
When a woman becomes part of our program, we offer
- Free mammograms
- Free clinical breast exams
- Free education
- Free transportation to and from appointments
- Free Patient Navigation with any follow-up care
Project Hoffnung has been partially funded through grants from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Avon, and the National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations. Private donations and fundraisers also help serve Amish and
Mennonite women throughout Ohio and surrounding states whose lives may be saved by finding cancer early.
100% of the proceeds go directly back to the community.
Donations are tax-deductible.