Women Rock For The Cure (WRFTC) has announced the 2nd annual Young Survivors Retreat, which will take place September 21-23 at Deer Run Retreat Center located just outside of Nashville. The retreat aims to connect young survivors and those who are fighting breast cancer in the various stages of their journey.
Five percent of all breast cancer patients in the U.S. each year are women under 40, making a diagnosis especially shocking to these young women. While many of them are just starting their adult lives, they are suddenly faced with having to fight this awful disease as well. WRFTC came up with the idea for the Young Survivors Retreat as a way for these young women to connect and share their different experiences with people who can relate to their situation. WRFTC CEO Jensen (Sussman) Arrowsmith shares about her personal experience:
Going through breast cancer as a young woman brings physical and emotional challenges that still seem unimaginable to me even after facing it head on. There is something inexplicably comforting and powerful in having a sisterhood of peers dealing with the same struggle that makes a huge difference in the healing process.
Attendees to the Young Survivors Retreat will enjoy a serene environment in which to share their stories and discuss age-related challenges. Activities at The Retreat will include sessions on art, relaxation, nutrition, fertility, relationships, and beauty tips.
WRFTC raises funds for The Retreat throughout the year through two signature events – Opry Goes Pink and Pink Trash Ball. Thanks to the success of both of the events and the many generous supporters, WRFTC is able to cover ALL travel expenses to and from Nashville for attendees. The Retreat is open to women aged 18-40 who are currently undergoing treatment or are survivors of breast cancer.
Limited space is available and applications are being accepted now via an online application at WomenRockForTheCure.org.