HOPE's Mission

HOPE is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1982 in the state of Ohio. HOPE’s mission is to promote good health, encourage scientific research and disseminate information about the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer and other serious diseases.

How HOPE works

On behalf of its members, HOPE contributes to nonprofit organizations that support HOPE’s mission. Donations made by HOPE over the past five years include: $550,000 to the American Cancer Society (ACS), $100,000 to the American Red Cross and $150,000 to the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center.

Contributions 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Total
IU Simon Cancer Center $100,000       $50,000     $150,000
American Cancer Society   $150,000 $100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $100,000 $50,000 $550,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital       $50,000       $50,000
American Red Cross         $50,000 $50,000   $100,000
Mayo Clinic             $250,000  $250,000
Total $100,000 $150,000 $100,000 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000 $300,000 $1,100,000


HOPE in action

  • The ACS funnels donations to the brightest researchers, like Dr. Verneris, pediatric blood and marrow transplant physician. View more on Dr. Verneris »
  • HOPE contributions helped Dr. Douglas Hurst, department of pathology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, study ways to potentially help stop the spread of cancer cells to other sites in the body. View more on Dr. Hurst »

How you're helping

As a certificateholder of Washington National Insurance Company and a member of HOPE, you’re automatically contributing to the good work of HOPE and its support of these important nonprofit organizations. Thanks to your contribution to HOPE, together we can make a difference in the fight against cancer and other serious diseases.

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