A few weeks ago I kicked off the campaign for this year’s Stretch Heal Grow yoga and wellness retreat for young women with breast cancer. I feel so lucky to be able to organize this retreat again for 2014. I am working with a great charity called Rethink Breast Cancer and have also had help from many friends. This special weekend retreat started last year and the first 25 women who attended were incredible. I was inspired by each one of them. Witnessing first hand how much they enjoyed Stretch Heal Grow and what a community it created made me determined to run it again this year. This retreat is and always will be close to my heart.
When young women are diagnosed with breast cancer it is often a more aggressive form of the disease. Many of them are just starting out whether it be at a new job or as a new mom and suddenly everything changes. Breast cancer changes you physically and emotionally. Picking up the pieces and trying to put yourself back together can sometimes be made easier with the support of others who understand exactly what you are going through. Many young women feel isolated during and after treatment. My hope for the Stretch Heal Grow weekend is to once again create a safe space for transformation, healing and support – of course sprinkled with laughter , fun and some good yoga!
I fundraise to make the retreat happen. The money raised covers the cost for the women to attend. All they need to do is get themselves to the retreat and all the food, lodging, yoga and workshops are covered for them through donations from our incredible community.
Please take a moment to check out my little video for this year’s retreat. It will give you a look into why I do this and also how awesome the first year was!
If you are able to make a donation that would be incredible. Just click on this link.
You can also help by:
- forwarding the Indiegogo campaign onto others,
- liking our page on Facebook,
- following us on Twitter @stretchhealgrow
- letting anyone you know who is under 45 and has breast cancer that this retreat might be something they would really enjoy.
- Help to spread the word in whatever way suits your style.
More info about the retreat itself is online at www.stretchhealgrow.org
Thank you for helping to make a direct difference in the lives of young women with breast cancer.