From Sept. 14-16, B4BC hosted the first ever Ocean ReTreat Yourself for 9 breast cancer survivors from the ages of 26-56 in a beautiful, ocean front house in Encinitas, Calif.
Together with B4BC Wellness Ambassador and The North Face sponsored pro snowboarder Megan Pischke Porcheron, we were excited to offer a weekend focused on wellness, meditation, and being active and healthy through yoga, surf, clean organic eating and life skills workshops on achieving balance and staying grounded in our lives. Some survivors were 13 years in remission, others still going through their last rounds of chemotherapy, but all had much to share with each other and B4BC about their experiences.
We were touched by their stories and are so happy that the women felt safe and comfortable about opening up to each other. Many committed to stay in touch and others realized a new passion in their lives – surfing and yoga!
It was truly a weekend of support, reflection, rejuvenation and fun! And we are incredibly humbled, inspired and thankful to have been a part of the journey. A special thank you to Linda Kennoy, Courtney Noble, JP of Surfin Fire and the Flavor Chef Lance for donating your time and talents as well as hellomellow for their all-natural bath and body blend giftbags. The weekend would not have been possible without the support of The North Face, and we are forever grateful.
Wishing much love and light to you ladies – Allison, Amanda, Cindy, Kimberly, Lorraine, Patti, Ruthe, Sharishta and Vero. Your strength and courage are a true inspiration to us all!
Erika, Megs, Crystal & Team B4BC