Heart of Passion (HoP) is a 501(c)3 organization founded by Savannah Gladbach in 2002 that is dedicated to providing individualized experiences that incrementally improve the world as a whole through specialized programs that connect our young adult teens to young adult teens with cancer. Two special programs benefit both groups of teens but also connects our community for the greater good.
Through our young adult Leadership Development Program (LDP), we mold the new generation of leaders with character, confidence, conviction, and compassion. Graduates learn business fundamentals and confidence through obstacles, and they go on to compassionately apply these lessons in a variety of fields (missions, medicine, teaching, to name a few).
Through our Red Carpet Day (RCD) Retreats, we provide positive unique experiences for teens with cancer to anticipate, enjoy, and make memories to share – positive memories to help balance out the negative uniqueness that cancer brings to their everyday lives.
HoP seeks to inspire everyone we meet to strive for their own potential, to embrace the tiny moments that make up life, and to live confidently and compassionately, improving the world in their own way.
You are invited to watch the video below that tells the story of the birth of HoP and the determined drive of its founder, Savannah Gladbach. We hope this video will inspire young adults to Be Community Leaders , inspire adults to be Mentors, gain support in the community, and identify teens with cancer to be our VIP guest.
We are proud to be members of the Children’s Oncology Camp Association-International and to be a KOA Care Camp!