Collaborating to Conquer Cancer in West Virginia

Mountains of Hope connects partners who want to reduce the burden of cancer – together. 

A statewide coalition working together toward a Healthier Future for all West Virginians.

Mountains of Hope (MOH) is a statewide coalition of organizations and members working together to reduce the burden of cancer in the Mountain State.

We help build partnerships, both statewide and at the community level. We collaborate to make connections and find resources for the greatest impact on cancer health outcomes in our state.

We do this by implementing evidence-based cancer prevention, early detection, and quality of life strategies outlined in the WV Cancer Plan.

The Cancer Plan is a roadmap with priority areas, measurable objectives, and suggested strategies that guide us in our efforts.

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How We Serve


We connect individuals and groups to partner and foster collaboration. 


We provide technical assistance and capacity building for local/community cancer control.



We educate on cancer control topics including prevention, early detection, treatment, and quality of life for cancer survivors.



We advocate for policy, systems, and environmental change for lasting and sustainable impact.



We highlight stories that illuminate issues and/or demonstrate the impact of our work together.

Expert Resources

We connect you to expert content related to cancer control and data in West Virginia.

From Our Immediate Past Chair

Being a part of MOH has connected me with professionals around the state that I otherwise would not have met. I have become a better leader because of service to the Coalition. I began as a subcommittee chair for several years and now serve as Chair of the Coalition. I highly recommend membership to anyone working in the cancer field or that serves cancer patients in any capacity.

~ Abby Starkey

Contact Us

Lauren Wright, DSL, MPH

Program Coordinator, Cancer Prevention and Control
WV Cancer Control Collaborative Partnership and Mountains of Hope Coalition
WVU Cancer Institute

Phone: 304-293-0632
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Let's chat!

Have questions about our membership?  Need guidance on resources? Looking to become a partner?  Have a cancer success story to share?

We'd love to chat with you.  Just fill out our contact form below and we'll be in touch soon!