With over 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the US alone, B4BC recognizes the importance of supporting our growing survivor community. In 2009, the B4BC Survivorship Fund was established to connect breast cancer survivors with nature-based wellness experiences that enhance their path of healing and long-term survivorship.
This past fall we granted (10) breast cancer survivors the opportunity to attend our Chasing Sunshine Project: Ocean Retreat hosted by B4BC wellness ambassador, pro-snowboarder, survivor–Megan Pischke. The weekend focused on reconnecting with the natural world and ourselves through meditation, surfing, yoga, clean organic eating, and inclusive health discussions devoted to removing obstacles so that we may move forward, continue to heal, and achieve balance in our lives.
Our beautiful survivors came from all over the U.S. varying in age from 28 – 48. Some of the women were 5 years in remission, while others were still going through their final rounds of reconstructive surgery.
Connections and newfound friendships were quickly made throughout the weekend as the women connected and opened up to one another about their personal journeys. All-in-all it was truly a beautiful weekend filled with love, reflection, rejuvenation, and fun! We’re incredibly honored and grateful that the women opened up their hearts and minds to go on this journey.
We couldn’t have held this wellness weekend without the amazing support and guidance from Megan Pischke, Kendra Starr, Dr. TCM, yoga instructor Kimberly Johnson, Lance Roll, The Flavor Chef, JP & crew at Surfin Fire and Dr. Howard Murad, M.D.
Also, a very special THANK YOU to our friends at The North Face, Murad Skin Care Products, The Murad Family Foundation, and Proof Eyewear. We’re so grateful for their support, this would not have been possible without them!
If you’d like to make a donation this holiday season to support our Chasing Sunshine survivor retreats, please consider making a donation in honor of a loved one here, http://www.chasingsunshineproject.org/donate/
Lots of love,