The Any Mountain Project
Summiting Ovarian Cancer
Through Creativity & Research
About Any Mountain Project
Every ovarian cancer journey is a climb, and we support women ascending their personal Everest
Any Mountain is an innovative non-profit dedicated to ending ovarian cancer through creativity and technology. The project is the brainchild of Dr. Joanie Mayer Hope, a leading gynecologic oncologist and talented rock musician based in Anchorage, Alaska. It uses dance, music, and spoken word to raise awareness and directly fund groundbreaking research into early detection and prevention.
This extraordinary project started as a hip hop song, which was professionally recorded in New York City in 2017. It turned into a remarkable music video, which caught the attention of some of the nation’s leading ovarian cancer researchers, who joined to form the Any Mountain Expedition Team. The song also sparked the development of an app designed to help people check their family cancer history. The app helps people at risk connect to local health resources for genetic testing. Today, Any Mountain proudly operates in partnership with the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA).
Ovarian cancer is the fifth-deadliest cancer for women in America. An estimated 21,750 cases will be diagnosed this year, and 13,940 will be fatal. However, researchers say 20 percent of cases could be completely prevented if people understood their family cancer histories well enough to take appropriate measures early. The lack of prevention strategies, early detection methods, curative treatment options, public education, and research funding means innovative action is paramount.
The Any Mountain
DR. JOANIE MAYER HOPE
Founder, Any Mountain. Founder and Managing Partner, Alaska Women’s Cancer Center. Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Providence Alaska Cancer Center and Alaska Native Medical Center. Surgeon, Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. Founder and former lead vocalist of N.E.D. She’s a fierce advocate for early detection and prevention of ovarian cancer.
Products & Services
The Any Mountain project has three simple
calls to action to save women’s lives
Download the App
Download the Any Mountain app, which will take you through a simple family cancer history and help people at higher risk access local healthcare resources and get genetic testing.
Donate to support the Any Mountain Expedition Team’s groundbreaking cancer research.
We are also working on some very exciting upcoming projects
Any Mountain Album
The album is currently in progress, and will be recorded under the supervision of renowned music producer Mario McNulty in New York City in 2020. It will feature 12 inspiring, original songs, centered around the theme of ascending your personal Everest. The songs reflect the struggle, hope, love, loss, and courage of the cancer journey. It will featured artists such as Dr. Joanie Mayer Hope, Melissa Mitchell, Kat Moore, and KJ Denhert, as well as guest artists.
Any Mountain Show
The album will mark the launch of the Any Mountain show. It will be a powerful and uplifting multimedia performance that will utilize music, dance, and spoken word to illuminate the journey through ovarian cancer. The hour-long show will be poignant, passionate, and humorous and will provide a glimpse into Alaska’s unique cultures.
Any Mountain Talks
Members of the Any Mountain Expedition team, as well as patient advocacy group leaders, will give talks all around the United States about ovarian cancer prevention and early detection. They would love to speak at your next conference.