The Healing Consciousness Foundation to receive Mel’s Magic grant for the month of October

The mission of The Healing Consciousness Foundation 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. They provide the funding for services to empower them, and their families, to reduce their risk factors and realize their full healing potential.

The Healing Consciousness Foundation (HCF) was founded by nationally recognized breast cancer surgeon Dr. Beth Baughman DuPree in 2006.  Dr. DuPree believes that conventional Western medicine integrated with Eastern modalities of healing helps one achieve the balance they need in order to find healing. HCF provides integrative services that are not always funded by traditional insurance plans.

In 2007 Dr. DuPree brought together community members who shared her vision. The HCF Board of Directors began their mission to provide financial assistance for integrative services such as yoga, nutritional education, fitness, massage, guided imagery, acupuncture, theraputic touch  and other healing therapies essential to overall health and wellness.

Your gift to Friends of Mel will help us support other worthwhile projects like this.

Massachusetts General Hospital rated the BEST hospital in the U.S.

Massachusetts General Hospital is now rated the BEST hospital in the U.S., replacing Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins at the top of U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking.  Johns Hopkins had been No. 1 on the U.S. News Honor Roll for 21 years in a row.  MGH celebrated the ranking with a duck tour involving some of its staff.

On October 14, 2011 Mass General Hospital unveiled their Visionary Donor Wall – a six-panel glass display in the hospital’s main lobby which features the names of nearly 500 individuals, foundations and corporations – including Friends of Mel, who have given transformational gifts of $1 million or more during its 200-year history.


As a grassroots organization, we are incredibly proud to be an integral part of Mass General’s history.