Mission: To provide environments for women breast cancer survivors to heal emotionally.
Programs: In 2017 infinite boundaries retreats were offered in four different locations for women at all stages of breast cancer. Our 4-day retreats, held in scenic locations, allow women to have an experience that offers a clear break from their everyday life. In this new, safe place, participants are able to focus on themselves and their breast cancer journey without the distractions of everyday life.
in 2017, the sharing the knowledge conference became a series of "lunch and learns" around the state. Sharing the knowledge "lunch and learn" goals are to provide breast cancer survivors, spouses, family, friends, health care professionals and students with the latest advancements in the medical care for breast cancer. All of the "lunch and learns" were free to attend, pre-registration was required.
february we hosted the 2nd celebration of survivorship, with 43 alumni and staff. The heidel house hosted the event, with wisconsin's winter lived up its name.
I volunteered for a retreat for women breast cancer survivors. What I saw the first day were a group of women with many health issues, who seemed disconnected. What I saw the last day of retreat was a group of empowered women with renewed spirits. A wonderful transformation had taken place for these ladies. They were given the room and atmosphere to talk with other survivors. A chance to know that what they were feeling wasn't crazy that other survivors were going through the same thoughts and issues. They discussed what had worked for them and together they figured out alternative solutions to what ever affected them. They had time to walk with nature, seek solitude if they wanted it or to share with others. They ate healthy meals, did activities at their own speed and choice. They had FINALLY took time out from their busy lives to focus ONLY on them. if you are a breast cancer survivor (no matter what stage of your journey that you are in) you have to attend a retreat to understand the transformation that takes place!