FREE Beach Retreats for Breast Cancer Survivors & Their Families

 

Little Pink Houses of Hope provides FREE week long retreats for breast cancer survivors and their families in various beach locations around the country.  At these beach retreats, patients and their families are given time to relax, recover and reconnect with one another as well as meet and bond with other families touched by breast cancer.  Sounds A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!  

 

Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)…

Approximately 7-10 families touched by breast cancer attend each retreat.  Each family is given their own private beach house FREE of charge for one whole week.  All meals & all activities are also provided free of charge.  The family only pays for their travel expenses related to getting to & from the retreat.

 

Little Pink Houses of Hope takes care of every single detail so you don’t have to.  Each house is stocked with breakfast food and drinks.  Lunches and dinners are prepared by Little Pink Houses of Hope volunteers and are served in a common dining area with the other families on the retreat.  Local merchants donate various services and activities like fishing expeditions, parasailing, yoga, arts & crafts, etc.  FREE babysitting is also included so parents can have a date night if they choose.  Families can spend time as much relaxing together as they want; they also can spend time with other families who are battling or have battled breast cancer.  Participation in any planned activity is optional.

 

Applications for the 2013 season will open on January 1st.  This year, beach retreats will be held in Carolina Beach, NC; Bethany Beach, DE; Key West, FL; and Galveston, TX to name just a few.  For a complete list of retreat locations, visit LittlePinkHousesofHope.org.  More locations are being added for the 2013 season so check back regularly.

 

To apply, patients must submit an application form online, have medical clearance from their oncology health care team and meet the following conditions:

  • be ambulatory;
  • be at least 18 years of age;
  • and currently be a patient of a licensed physician who has undergone treatment for breast cancer within the past 12 months.

Applicants who are currently undergoing treatment are given top priority.  For more information, visit www.littlepinkhousesofhope.org or call (336) 213-4733.

4 comments

  1. Alison Brodt says:

    Too bad this type of thing isn’t available for all cancer survivors, not just breast cancer. When I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and I told people that I had cancer, they replied 99% of the time, breast cancer. It’s like breast cancer is the only type of cancer women get!

  2. Robyn says:

    Alison, A while ago, I wrote a post about a site that lists many different free retreats for cancer patients. Click HERE for it. I also just read about an organization called Women Beyond Cancer http://www.womenbeyondcancer.org and they provide free retreats to any woman who has, or has had any type of cancer diagnosis. I hope this helps. xoxo Robyn

  3. kristi says:

    Thanks so much Robyn, I didn’t know about this retreat. I live in Charlotte, NC and yes, I know your SIL. I have applied to this retreat and so hoping that I get picked to go this summer or fall. Thank you so much for providing such good quality information to cancer patients. I thought I was a good researcher but you constantly amaze me. Thank you for all of your hard work!.

    • Robyn says:

      Hi Kristi! It’s great to hear from you. Pls keep me posted on the application process and how it all goes. Sending u much love & light! xoxox Robyn

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