The concept of retreats for cancer patients and survivors has been around for a long time. It’s a way to combine travel with education and support, away from the normal day-to-day stresses. And now, more and more travel providers are getting involved.
Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid has dedicated a weekend to breast cancer awareness and education. The focus is on workshops with Pink Ribbon Cooking, which teaches healthy cooking and nutrition to those affected by cancer.
An organization called Casting for Recovery has partnered with resorts like Indian Creek Lodge in Northern California and Colorado’s North Fork Ranch. These guys actually combine breast cancer support with…fly fishing. That’s right, it was founded by a reconstructive surgeon who also happened to be a professional fly fisher. Not only do these nature retreats promote health, but the fly fishing mimics the stretches recommended after cancer treatment.
And start planning now for Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day, which takes place the first Tuesday in June. Every year, thousands of salons, spas and other beauty pros offer free treatments to cancer survivors.
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