“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 if you add epsom salts or Dead Sea salts), there are many amazing organizations offering FREE or low-cost retreats for anyone touched by cancer that can help too. At these retreats, you can relax, meet other cancer patients & survivors & learn more about healthy lifestyles.
Information on Low Cost Cancer Retreats
Check out this list of FREE or low-cost retreats from The Gathering Place, an amazing organization that provides many FREE programs & support to individuals and families touched by cancer. Retreats range from a weekend away to one week or longer and are located throughout the country.
Some are cancer-type specific like Casting for Recovery – a free weekend retreat for women with breast cancer where learning coping skills & making new friends while learning how to fly fish is the focus. Others like Stowe Weekend of Hope (12th annual retreat is set for May 4-6, 2011) in Stowe, VT offers a healthy, inspirational weekend retreat for cancer survivors AND their families. For more information on these retreats, as well as many others, visit The Gathering Place’s website.
p.s. The Gathering Place has loads of helpful information on their website for anyone navigating a cancer journey. Check them out. I wish I had known about this resource while we were battling Alan’s cancer.
Read more about the wide variety of available cancer support services.