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“I’m in Awe” – a Participant Reflection

ROOTED IN MISSION: Gretchen Schodde had a dream to create a retreat center where people could experience renewal and deep well-being. In 1986, Harmony Hill opened its doors as a nonprofit retreat facility focused on wellness. In 1994, the cancer program was added to support those affected by cancer. In ...
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A Cancer Retreat Experience – Arrival

One 2017 retreat participant told the story of his arrival and experience at a cancer retreat: "There was a sense of peace as we drove up the driveway onto this beautiful property. Knowing that we were able to come here and do this together as a couple - not as ...
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From the Harmony Hill Board of Directors

Harmony Hill is undergoing a transition in leadership. It is important that we inform you of actions taken during this time. Our Harmony Hill Board of Directors has appointed Tracy Merrifield as Director of Transition as we undergo a thorough search for our next Executive Director. Tracy is both a ...
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One Participant’s Journey – Anne Buck

To understand Anne’s journey leading her to Harmony Hill, you would have to understand her life before her cancer diagnosis. She had worked as a massage therapist and realized at one point she could no longer hold all of their emotions and stories she was hearing. Anne made the decision ...
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A Story of Hope & Light: Ann Loonam

"I first came to Harmony Hill in July of 2014. I was almost a year cancer free at that point. I was feeling scattered and also stressed to my breaking point. Besides my breast cancer I had lost both parents to cancer, my Mom about 4 months before my diagnosis ...
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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 ...
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Mar 18, 2015 – Founder receives Medal of Merit

UNION — When Gretchen Schodde founded the Harmony Hill Cancer Retreat Center in Union in 1986, little did she know the far-reaching impact the center would have on cancer patients and their caregivers over the next 30 years. The center’s retreats, offered at no cost to cancer patients and their ...
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