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Ribbon of Hope was founded in 2003 by a small group of passionate and energetic breast cancer survivors (and one very loving spouse) who wanted to support area individuals on their breast cancer journeys. Their strong desire to offer emotional, informational, and financial support, coupled with strategic fundraising and generous friends and family, allowed us to fund $13,000 in support during our inaugural year. Since then, our ties within the community have strengthened, our fundraising efforts have expanded, and the need for support has grown exponentially.

Meg Steinhardt - Ribbon of Hope PresidentToday, we continue to be a fully volunteer organization with the same mission as when we began. We are governed by a Board of Directors and supported by dozens of committed volunteers, hundreds of generous friends, and a request committee that reviews applications for financial support. We offer emotional and informational support to any person diagnosed with breast cancer who contacts our office. We offer financial support, in the form of grants, for treatment-related expenses.

Our ability to offer such support since 2003 has been made possible through our own annual golf outing, fundraising activities hosted by individuals and groups on our behalf, and individual and corporate donations.

To read more about Ribbon of Hope and the latest happenings, check out our latest newsletters

Financial Request Form

If you or someone you know has breast cancer and needs financial assistance, please download the financial request form.

Note: To be eligible for financial assistance, breast cancer patients must live or receive treatment for breast cancer in Brown or Kewaunee County.