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Give Today, Change Lives One Sail at a Time

"It Was Like A Day Without Cancer"

$8,390 raised

$15,000 goal

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"I'm just gonna finish up treatment and hopefully go to college and just live a normal life which is pretty nice after all I've been through." Healing Winds Vermont Nominee, Storm Rushford.

"It was Leukemia. All of a sudden, 17 year-old Rushford went from limitless potential to a prolonged battle for his life. 'I had strokes, I had kidney stones. I had pneumonia that almost put me away,' Storm said. (Storm's full WCAX news story is below)

Very few of us have not had contact with someone affected by cancer. Cancer is stressful not only for our nominees, but for all of his/her loved ones.

Healing Winds Vermont is a community based non-profit honoring those who battle cancer by harnessing the healing powers of wind, water and sail.

Our 3-hour sailing excursions on Lake Champlain, are FREE due to the generosity of our wonderful supporters like YOU!

Storm Rushford with his parents Matt and Julieta

Storm Rushford with his parents, Matt and Julieta after sailing with Healing Winds Vermont, Photo Credit @WhitWales

Storm’s journey is one of many stories of our nominees - the courage and strength it requires to be faced with cancer. Our mission is to help ease this struggle for our nominees and their loved ones.

During this wonderful giving season, please show your support by sponsoring a sail that provides patients of ALL cancers and ALL ages a joyful experience through quality time sailing.

Because of YOU, for many patients, this may be their last excursion outdoors moving together over the water with loved ones. YOUR support will provide an opportunity to be 'cancer free for a day' and create memories that will last a lifetime!

THANK YOU for your support with #GivingTuesday – all funds with this campaign remain in our Vermont Chapter.

Questions about Healing Wind North Vermont?

Please contact:

Suzanne Johnson (Executive Director)

802.673.SAIL (7245) or visit:

WCAX May 15th, 2019 News Story:

(WCAX News Story credit: Jack Fitzsimmons)