Hearing “you have cancer” is one of those unforgettable moments in a person’s life. These words mark the beginning of a journey that will change one’s life forever. A journey filled with transitions, milestones and pitfalls with moments of despair and loneliness. Journey to be FREE is here to soften the negative impact of cancer with programs that spark moments of elevation, insight, strength, and connection for positive experiences and a better cancer journey!
It costs this all-volunteer nonprofit $25,000 to deliver its psychosocial support and wellness programs free of charge. You can help us raise the funds needed to offer the variety of programs people facing cancer need and want by joining our #ABetterCancerJourney Campaign.
A cancer diagnosis has a devastating impact on the physical body, human spirit, personal relationships, and the whole family. Maybe you have witnessed this impact firsthand.
Evidence now shows that the best cancer care includes psychological, emotional and social support to treat the whole person. It is critical to have adequate outreach supportive care and wellness programs for those facing cancer!
Journey to be FREE is doing its part to soften the negative impact and make the cancer journey better.
The Journey to be FREE team asked our 2017 program participants what they need and want in programs to improve the experience and for a better cancer journey. They stated that they need programs relating to nutrition, healthy living, movement, stress release, managing daily life struggles, social connection, and peer support. They want to be proactive in their health and learn more about self-care. They crave the empathetic community and camaraderie that naturally arises in our programs. They desire to live a healthy, happy, purposeful life!
WE LISTENED!! Our programs INSPIRE, EDUCATE and EMPOWER. These programs spark peak moments and positive experiences for a better cancer journey! Read what a few participants shared…
“I recently completed the course, Cancer Transitions, and thoroughly appreciated all of the information on ways to improve your health. The course provided a well-rounded group of professionals who facilitated topics that included; nutrition, exercise, emotional health and lymphedema care. I feel like you can never have enough support in facing and overcoming this deadly disease. To me anything that gives a person tools to improve their health and lifestyle choices also gives them hope that they can make a difference in their health’s outcome. They did an excellent presentation and I recommend it to everyone”. – 2017 Cancer Transitions Participant
“I want to thank you [Cathy], Laura and Sally for an incredible weekend! You went above and beyond anything I could have imagined! It was wonderfully encouraging. I felt so pampered, loved and cared for! Thank you so much for giving so much of yourselves to all of us. It truly made a difference in everyone’s lives! I’m looking forward to when I can see you all again!” – 2017 Retreat for Women Participant
Will you join our #ABetterCancerJourney campaign to make the cancer journey better for those impacted in 2018? Will you help us reach our $25,000 goal by making a one-time or monthly gift?
Be a part of a great cause that touches your heart. 100% of your gift will make a difference and a positive impact in every life we touch!
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