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Respite Sailing for Cancer, Inc. dba Healing Winds VT

Burlington, VT | http://www.healingwindsvt.org
Joined in September 2019

About Us

Honoring those who battle cancer by harnessing the healing powers of sail, wind, and water.

Our mission is to create lasting memories through the therapeutic experience of sailing for those individuals and their loved ones who battle cancer. We believe that those being challenged by cancer are served by healing respites from their medical treatments and the psychic stress that cancer brings.

Our sails offer relief by providing excursions that are refreshing, relaxing, and spirit-lifting. We create opportunities to rebuild courage, love and relationship. In this process, we also strive to create lasting memories. We rely upon generous supporters who afford us the opportunity to provide each sail at no cost to our guests.

With the increase projection of cancer diagnosis predicted to rise from 1 out of 7 people to 1 out of 3 people in the next several years, we feel strongly that there is a need to bring people outside – in to nature - to help ease the stresses, fears, and unknowns that cancer brings to an entire community.

Currently, we are unaware of any other organizations that support both caregivers and patients in this capacity. Using sailing as a tool, we find that casting off the lines and taking hold of the helm helps people to have hope and to be present with one another.

We serve all ages and populations – individuals with cancer of any type and at any stage.

Healing Winds Vermont does not take the place of conventional medicine or cancer treatment, but we believe that being outside together on the water provides a complimentary healing not found within the confines of a clinical experience.

Honoring those who battle cancer by harnessing the healing powers of sail, wind, and water.

Our mission is to create lasting memories through the therapeutic experience of sailing for those individuals and their loved ones who battle…

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  • Children & Youth
  • Family
  • Health & Medicine
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Sports & Recreation

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