Dream Retreat

The Dream

Imagine a place where cancer patients and their families can visit when the daily challenges of a cancer diagnosis become too much, a residence tucked between a forest and the rolling farmland of South-Central Pennsylvania. Imagine a retreat of peace and solitude, shaded walking paths, colorful gardens, and an enchanting main house for rest and relaxation.

Such a place was the dream of H.O.P.E.’s late co-founder, Jeanette Cartwright, who asked Barb to promise to build a “Vacation from Cancer Retreat.” H.O.P.E. has established a committee and a maintenance fund to assist in keeping this dream available to those who need a respite from cancer.

We have all watched with tears in our eyes as a neighbor has reached out to help another in need. We, as part of the H.O.P.E. family, have been blessed through the kindness and generosity of others to share the cancer journey financially, spiritually and materially with hundreds through the years. The last step to fulfill the H.O.P.E. dream – THE RETREAT – has become a reality.

Your support is vital to this project…

If you would like to invest in The Dream, you may donate online or mail your donation to:


P.O. Box 279

Stewartstown, PA  17363

Please help by reviewing our “Wish List” and purchasing one or several items that we will need for H.O.P.E. Haven.