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Hope Matters

Hope Matters

Hope Is

To cherish a desire with anticipation.

Hope Can Be

A reservoir of strength, a sustaining force, a guide, a positive state of mind, a peace-giver, a lifeline.

The belief that something good can come from something bad.

Hope means something different to everyone, but is important to the emotional and psychological well-being of cancer patients.We believe that, regardless of prognosis, everyone benefits from identifying sources of hope in their life and discussing these hopes with their treatment team.

Mission Statement

To promote and encourage a sense of Hope in the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The Hope Project Believes That

Recognizing and integrating an individual’s Hopes into the treatment plan optimizes oncology care. We aim to educate oncology providers about the importance of Hope and encourage them to regularly discuss Hope with patients. We also aim to encourage patients to identify their individual sources of Hope.

Make a Gift

With your monetary support, more Hope pins can be purchased to be given to patients and families .Educational materials can be printed for patients and for providers about the importance of Hope in oncology.
Be sure to type "The Hope Project or Anna Ferguson" in the specific physician or area of cancer research on the online giving form.


Hope Matters Project Team

Research Nurse

Anna Ferguson RN, BSN

Administrative Program Coordinator

Cancer Immunology Program

Robin D. Carlson


Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Cancer Research  Building

1650 Orleans St. 2M
Baltimore, MD 21231

Phone: 410-614-4838
Fax: 410-614-0549

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

The Bunting Blaustein Cancer Research Building

1650 Orleans Street, CRB1, 440
Baltimore, Maryland 21287

Phone: 410-955-7866
Fax: 410-614-0549

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