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April 17, 2017 – Letter from the Executive Director

NOW, More Than Ever.

Many of you know that over the past two years, Harmony Hill has worked closely with our hospital partners in the region to provide impactful programs for both cancer survivors and the medical providers who care for them. During that time, these programs grew significantly with consistently excellent feedback about their impact and many requests for more of these offerings as we headed into 2017. Earned income from these programs has become an important part of the funding that allows us to offer our core cancer programs at no cost to participants.

Over this past long winter, we have all had our share of partisan politics. Setting those partisan politics to the side, the debate around the direction of healthcare at the national level has created uncertainty for hospitals across the country. The very good news is that we remain in partnership and dialogue with many regional hospitals; but at this moment, healthcare uncertainty has led hospital leaders to be very appropriately conservative about spending–especially on any projects that are not deemed absolutely essential to daily operations. Currently, the programs Harmony Hill offers (falling into the category of support services) are considered non-essential. The result of all of this is less revenue for Harmony Hill in 2017 than we had expected after our success with these programs in 2015-16.

That’s why we need your support to get through this challenging time.

Once the debate around healthcare at the national level is decided, we are confident that our hospital partner programs will continue to expand as will demand for our core cancer programs. This expansion will be much-needed as the number of cancer survivors and providers who care for them increases in the years ahead.

Also, as with any challenge, opportunities arise. Harmony Hill is not waiting for the national debate around healthcare to be decided or resolved. In fact, we are engaged in an exciting dialogue with our hospital partners about how to sustainably fund the kinds of programs Harmony Hill provides for cancer survivors and their health providers. This dialogue with hospital leaders is a result of what they’ve been telling us: that they want more of what Harmony Hill has to offer—and we are looking for creative ways to fund the transformative programs we offer for the long-term so that they will continue to be offered at no cost to those who need them.

Please stay tuned and help us spread the word that Harmony Hill needs the support of all of those who understand the importance and impact of our programs—now, more than ever.

Thank you for your generous support of Harmony Hill and our mission—to transform the lives of those affected by cancer and to inspire healthy living for all.