Camps & Retreats

Helping Children with Cancer Be Kids

What Programs Exist that Help Children with Cancer Just Be Kids? Cool Kids Campaign is a super cool organization doing incredible things to improve the lives of pediatric oncology patients and their families throughout the country as well as those living in the Baltimore-Washington area.  If you know of a child...


Camps for Kids & Families Touched by Cancer

  Attending one of the many camps created specifically for anyone touched by cancer can be a wonderful way to connect with others who share similar experiences.  While some camps are just for children (or young adults) who have been diagnosed with cancer or have survived a diagnosis of cancer;...


Stowe Weekend of Hope Cancer Retreat

Cancer survivors & their families are invited to the 12th Annual Stowe Weekend of Hope from May 3-May 5, 2013.   The Stowe Weekend of Hope offers a healthy, inspirational retreat weekend for cancer survivors (of any type of cancer) & their families.  Free services include: lodging for 1st time attendees (discounted lodging...

What Does Swimming with Sharks & Cancer Have in Common?

One of Alan’s very favorite things to do was to scuba dive.  He loved marine life.  In Tahiti, he swam next to with an 11 foot lemon shark and LOVED it.  So needless to say when I heard about Fin Forward, I got pretty excited. What is Fin Forward? Here’s the...


Kick Cancer Overboard…

Imagine this…  A cruise ship filled with cancer fighters and survivors, their friends, family and supporters – all together celebrating life in a place where those touched by cancer can take a break for a few days… where the most important question is not how to pay for the next...


Take Me Away…. Check out Cancer Retreats

  “Calgone, take me away!”  Remember those “old” Calgone bubble bath commercials where taking a Calgone bubble bath could whisk you away from all your problems….  aahhh…. if only life were that simple.   Back to reality….  although taking a bubble bath can help relax your mind & body (especially...


Take Me Out to the Ballgame

  Batter up! The 8th Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament to benefit Brain Tumor Research is coming up this Saturday, June 4, 2011 in Central Park, NYC and is sponsored by the world famous New York Yankees. Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)… Neurosurgeons from 24 top medical...


Resources for Young Adults with Cancer

There’s a whole slew of organizations that were specifically created to help adolescents and young adults with cancer (both cancer fighters and survivors).  Young adults are between the ages of 15-39.  Some organizations help young people cope or connect with peers who are going through the same things. Others address topics...


Top 10 Reasons Why I LOVE First Descents Camp

  First Descents (FD) is an amazing outdoor adventure camp for young adults (ages 18-39) with cancer plus a whole lot more… so without further ado, here are 10 reasons why I LOVE First Descents…. Top 10 Reasons Why I LOVE First Descents (FD Camp for Cancer Survivors): 10.  Over the past...




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