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The Healing Consciousness Foundation (HCF), a non-profit organization, was founded by nationally recognized breast cancer surgeon, Dr. Beth Baughman DuPree in 2007 after the publication of the first edition of her best seller, The Healing Consciousness: A Doctor’s Journey to Healing. Dr. DuPree believes that conventional Western medicine integrated with Eastern modalities helps one achieve the balance they need to begin the healing process. Click here to view the HCF Introduction video.
Although as physicians we may be powerless to cure each and every person that we treat for breast cancer, as a foundation, we have the ability to promote, and empower healing of the body mind and spirit. Thank you for believing in our mission and vision. Being part of a community of hospitals we have proven that our commitment is to care for our patients and defeat our only true competition: CANCER.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those at high risk for or diagnosed with breast cancer through holistic healing modalities, education, and life style changes. We provide the funding for services to empower them, and their families, to reduce their risk factors and realize their full healing potential. Inclusive of services such as yoga, nutritional education, fitness, massage, guided imagery, acupuncture and other healing therapies, the HCF provides funding for these integrative services not always covered by traditional insurance plans. Our vision is for individuals in the Mid-Atlantic region to understand the essence of healing is within the individual.
We lead by example and teach the world that adopting a healthy lifestyle benefits those affected by cancer and prevents the disease process that leads to the formation of breast cancer. Our efforts concentrate on educating women and men in disease prevention, as well as to motivate and empower them to enlist all body, mind, and spirit modalities in the fight against disease while undergoing treatment. HCF provides integrative services that are not always funded by traditional insurance plans.
The HCF has funded support groups, grief-counseling programs, and educational programs with guest speakers for patients, spouses, caregivers, children of patients, and nursing staff. Through the generous support of our community, we offered our first program in 2007 and have continued to add new services and programs every year. Healthcare insurance covers the costs of the basic surgery but does not include coverage for future prevention of another cancer, lifestyle improvement or integrative and holistic services that promotes healing and stress reduction. Every new service or program HCF adds benefits more individuals at high-risk or diagnosed with breast cancer.
All of our services and programs help our breast cancer THRIVERS. Programs offered by HCF have helped thousands of individuals by providing nutritional counseling, exercise training, meditation, guided imagery, Reiki, massage, reflexology, acupuncture and other holistic therapies essential to overall wellness.