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Second Wind Retreat Inc

The Retreat


Second Wind Retreat, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity that supports the operation and maintenance of a comfortable cottage retreat overlooking the North Georgia mountains.

Located two hours north of Atlanta on a road that ends in the Chattahoochee National Forest, this rent-free retreat is offered exclusively to people who are going through cancer treatment and recovery. It is available through medical referrals.

Second Wind Retreat is a place to relax for a while – breathe the fresh mountain air, walk country roads and National Forest trails, sit by the creek, maybe catch a fish in the trout stream...and just completely get away from hospitals, doctors' offices and IVs for a few days.

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The Background

Years ago, when Marti Nunn had breast cancer surgery and chemo, the little North Georgia mountain farm owned by Marti and her husband, Mike, became much more to them than a second home.

Its serene vistas, big whitewater creek and mountain pastures dotted with horses provided an amazing energy-filled environment for recovery.

It was something that she wanted to share with others going through a similar cancer experience. Now, more than 15 years later, that vision has come to life.

Our Vision

To provide a free, comfort-filled mountain retreat where cancer patients and survivors can come to gain new strength, energy and momentum.

With your support, we can continue to make Second Wind Retreat available to cancer patients at no charge.

The Benefits

If you or anyone in your family has been through a cancer experience, you know how hard it is to be constantly surrounded by things that remind you of illness.

A break, even for a few days, can be truly valuable in recovery. In fact, research shows that our surroundings have a profound affect on immune system function and our sense of well-being.

The natural beauty of this mountain valley already creates a healing atmosphere. The cottage, with its warmth, comfort and open spaces, provides a unique place to relax and recharge.



A full 100% of all donations from you or your company go toward the operation and maintenance of Second Wind Retreat.

Current needs include:

  • Financial donations to help fund operational expenses, such as electricity, gas, phone, insurance, cleaning and maintenance.
  • Donations of art, antiques, jewelry, services, etc. for upcoming auction fundraisers

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