Have You Been Touched By Cancer? Write a #LetterToMe

Woman writing letter

Every minute, three more people are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S.

Cancer affects all of us – whether personally or in our circle of family and friends. Our stories can inspire and empower people facing cancer today and their caregivers.

This fall, Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, introduced Letter to Me.

Letter to Me is the title of a #1 hit song by Brad Paisley, Country artist and ambassador for Sarah Cannon’s Band Against Cancer campaign, about a letter he would write to his 17-year-old self. Sarah Cannon is using the concept of letter writing to reach patients and their families in a new and impactful way.

Everyone has a story to tell, and now you can empower someone facing cancer today by sharing your personal story in a letter.

It is simple to get involved.

  • First, visit and choose if you would like your letter sent to a person facing cancer or a caregiver.
  • Then decide if you would like to email your letter directly to someone you know, or have Sarah Cannon deliver it to a person facing cancer through its community partners.
  • Knowing what you know now, write what you would say to yourself when you were touched by cancer, hit “Submit Letter.”

Need inspiration? Watch one woman from HCA Healthcare take action in the fight against cancer with a letter about her own journey, featuring Country recording artist Chase Bryant!

(HCA Healthcare internal audience can view the video here.)

Visit to learn more. 

About HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, is comprised of 183 hospitals and more than 2,300 sites of care, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. Our more than 283,000 colleagues are connected by a single purpose — to give patients healthier tomorrows.

As an enterprise, we recognize the significant responsibility we have as a leading healthcare provider within each of the communities we serve, as well as the opportunity we have to improve the lives of the patients for whom we are entrusted to care. Through the compassion, knowledge and skill of our caregivers, and our ability to leverage our scale and innovative capabilities, HCA Healthcare is in a unique position to play a leading role in the transformation of care.

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