Breast Cancer Recovery Retreats
Infinite Boundaries retreats are based on the belief that the journey to recovery and healing involves the whole woman, mind and body. Retreats are designed to help women find inner strength and experience the hope needed to live each day beyond the boundaries of breast cancer. Survivors have the opportunity to discuss the issues surrounding their breast cancer, gather information and experience and enjoy the company of new-found “sisters” in healing environments. Special care is taken in choosing scenic, natural settings because we believe that healing can be found in nature.
Retreats are held throughout the year in scenic locations. Click here for the 2013 Retreat Schedule!
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What is a retreat?
Each 4-day retreat is designed and led by breast cancer survivors for breast cancer survivors to begin healing on their own. We feel that this is a time of self-reflection for survivors and this is done best by attending retreat without other family, friends or caregivers. While on retreat, women will participate in a variety of activities. Discussion groups address topics such as dealing with difficult feelings and restoring one’s sense of joy in areas such as sensuality and sexuality. Creative activities encourage self-expression and include journaling, beading, and creating flags. Participants are also encouraged to stretch their boundaries by learning a new physical skill in a “challenge by choice” activity. Kayaking, hiking, yoga and a ropes course may be options depending on the retreat location. Nutritious meals are included and special dietary options can be accommodated. We encourage participants to attend all meals and activities and participate at their level of comfort. Women in all stages are welcome to attend.
Breast Cancer Recovery embraces all women with breast cancer including all faiths, ages, races and sexual orientations. Because women living with breast cancer often face considerable medical expense during and after diagnosis, Breast Cancer Recovery places a strong emphasis on ensuring that all women can experience an Infinite Boundaries retreat. The actual cost to attend a retreat is $1,500 per woman. Due to very generous donors, all women receive a scholarship of $1,100. We ask each participant to pay a $400 registration fee with $150 of that being a non-refundable deposit. There is additional financial assistance available if needed. A physician’s release is required prior to attending a retreat if a participant is in treatment at the time of the retreat.
Breast Cancer Recovery offers two different types of retreats. The regular Infinite Boundaries retreats offered in Door County and Madeline Island are open to women that have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Retreats for women living with metastatic breast cancer are also offered in Wisconsin Dells.
If you have additional questions about the Infinite Boundaries retreats or registration call (608) 661-4178 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your contributions enabled me to spend four days with an amazing group of women who also happen to be breast cancer survivors. The experiences we had together and the bonds we formed will make us stronger and will never be forgotten. Retreatant October 2012