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GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people worldwide to stand together in unity—to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal. Connection and Healing are integral parts of what Healing Winds is about. Our organization serves both caregivers and cancer warriors, creating lasting memories through the therapeutic experience of sailing.


We all have gifts to give, and with social media, online giving, mail, networking, and phones, there are limitless ways to use your generosity to support Healing Winds Vermont. Please donate what you can below, share our social media posts, tell your friends how Healing Winds impacted you, and help us serve more people challenged with the rigor of cancer.

We believe that Healing Winds Vermont calls for direct community involvement by giving volunteers who have been touched by cancer themselves a chance to serve those currently being challenged with this horrible disease.

We have witnessed the impact of our sailing excursions on cancer nominees who feel they are not in control of their cancer, take the helm of Gypsy Wind, and since their diagnoses, TAKE CHARGE of something bigger than themselves.

Featured 2020 Sails

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Mission Sail with Sherry

She traveled from a respite home in Morrisville to ‘cross one more thing off her bucket list’ before passing. 

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Healthcare Hero Sail

Our first Healthcare Hero sail of 2020 with Emily, an oncology nurse.

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Nurse at UVMMC

One of our Healthcare Heroes enjoying a break on the lake

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1st sunrise Sail 2020

Sarah loved watching the sunrise over the Vermont mountains. Lead Captain Ketcham woke up at 3:30 am to make this happen.

What we do

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Mission Sails

Healing Winds creates a connection with cancer warriors and their loved ones through the therapeutic experience of sailing. Our organization is 100% dependant on donations from individuals, corporations, and grants. We have served over 2000 people since 2014.

Giving Tuesday Healthcare Heroes


While sorting out the best way to serve those affected by cancer in the early stages of the pandemic, we implemented another way to serve our community; offer the same therapeutic experience to our community of Healthcare Workers. We sailed with over 100 Healthcare Heroes and look forward to continuing this valuable service.

What PUts the wind in our sails

Our Mission

Healing Winds creates lasting memories for individuals with cancer, and their loved ones, through the therapeutic experience of sailing.

Statement of Belief

We believe that sailing provides relief for individuals living with cancer. Our sailing excursions are refreshing, relaxing, and spirit-lifting. We provide an opportunity to rebuild courage, love and relationships, as we create lasting memories. We thank our generous supporters who afford us the ability to provide each sail at no cost to our guests.