From the Executive Director
The latest writings from Steve Gordon, Executive Director of the Hand to Heart Project.
Every autumn, we embark on our annual fundraising effort by mailing out letters and asking foundations, trusts and the general public to support our work with financial contributions. That support is especially important now, as we have been expanding our region.
Our annual fundraising event is a significant revenue source for our program. This year, due to COVID-19, we will be hosting an online auction in place of our usual in-person fundraiser.
With the growth of the program, comes a new article in Massage Magazine that talks about oncology massage and massage for cancer patients and the role the Hand to Heart Project plays.
February 9, 2021 The Hub, the online community news segment of the Keene Sentinel newspaper, featured a piece about the Hand to Heart Project’s expansion into the Keene, NH area. Read the article
Great news. We are growing! Earlier this summer, we decided that thanks to the generosity of our donors, we had the resources to do more than we were doing. So now, The Hand to Heart Project is offering the comfort of massage and compassionate touch to people with cancer in 15 towns in southwestern Vermont. As …
As the program expanded to the Rutland, Vermont area we received a nice write up in the Rutland Herald which appeared on both the Herald Online and The Rutland Reader.
The annual Spring Dance and Silent Auction to benefit The Hand to Heart Project is Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the Plainfield, NH Town Hall from 7:00 – 10:30pm.
We work in a calm, and tranquil setting. There is no “hurry” or stress. Just like a “normal massage” – wear clothing if you would like, or don’t. Our experienced massage therapists will make you feel comfortable and cared for. We will address problem areas during the full body massage. If there are any areas …
For your comfort and convenience, the Hand to Heart Project massage therapists come to your home. We set up a portable massage table. And discuss the therapy we intend to provide. Photos by: Abby McCoy, Hand to Heart Project Administrative Assistant
The annual Spring Dance and Silent Auction to benefit The Hand to Heart Project is Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Plainfield, NH Town Hall from 7:30 – 11pm.
Some years ago, I recited a poem/blessing called “Beannacht” to a client who was going through an especially difficult part of her cancer experience. It was written by the late Irish poet and philosopher John O’Donohue, and it is, in part, a gently powerful summation of how the physical, emotional and spiritual pain of life’s …