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Healing Winds Vermont
a not-for-profit sailing organization with a mission to provide opportunities for people living with cancer to relieve the attendant stress and anxiety through quality time together on the water. You can nominate someone affected by cancer would could benefit from a free 3-hour cruise on Lake Champlain.
A new non-profit founded by Brandi Jagemann. FLC Cares stands for Families Living with Cancer Children's Activity and Recreation Expense Support and its mission is to provide financial support to help facilitate access to sports, activities, and recreation for school aged children of Vermont families, when a family member is given a cancer diagnosis.
From a July 11 Facebook posting: So many things for kids to do with many weeks of summer still ahead. FLC CARES is ready to support children with a family member living with cancer. Please let us know if there is a child YOU know that could use a week at summer camp, music lessons, sports registration, or other forms of recreation. We are up and running and looking forward to helping Vermont kiddos!
Contact information: (802) 917-1342 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bravehearts Oncology Camp for Women
Central Vermonters who have attended the NY-based camps have raved about them! Apply through the website (or contact Theresa for paper application). Upcoming camps in PA from August 28-30 or in NY from October 9-12.
Hope on the Rise
Free fly fishing retreats for women with any type of cancer at any stage. Spring retreat is on June 10-12 at Tall Timber Lodge in Pittsburg, NH. Deadline to apply is May 8. Fall retreat is on September 23-25 at the lake Mansfield Trout Club in Stowe, VT. Applications accepted for both retreats now:
Every Tuesday, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Book Study Group
Cathy Rousse, our clinical social worker, is leading a book study for individuals with serious illness. The book—Stephen Levine’s A Year to Live—is a springboard for exploring ways to live life to the fullest, regardless of circumstances. The group will meet in the Resource Room at the Cancer Center. Contact Theresa Lever to register and receive your free book. 225-5449
Every Thursday, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Weekly Meditation Group
At Central Vermont Medical Center conference room, with Paul Hanlon. A free weekly meditation group for finding out more about meditation or supporting an existing practice. The group happens with or without Paul. Call or e-mail with any questions: 802-229-9114 or email@example.com.
Invitation from the Vermont Cancer Survivor Network to share a personal story about your experience with cancer – “A cancer diagnosis has the potential to serve as a catalyst for chance and can help create stories to communicate our experiences and to inspire others." As cancer survivors and caregivers, we all have a story to tell about our diagnosis and treatment. They are all special and unique. Would you share your story with the Vermont Cancer Survivor Network (Kindred Connections)? We are a group of cancer survivors and caregivers dedicated to improving the quality of life for anyone living with, through and beyond cancer. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-652-5064.” This story-sharing is ongoing. Visit online at www.vcsn.net.
SUPPORT ACTIVITIES BEYOND CENTRAL VERMONT
Survivorship Now in Williston
Survivorship Now has several FREE regular events—including yoga, fitness and nutrition classes—as well as special events.
Check their calendar here: http://www.survivorshipnowvt.org/calendar
White Cap Industrial Park
426 Industrial Ave., Suite 164
Williston, VT 05495
Cancer Patient Support Program and the Vermont Cancer Center at Fletcher Allen in Burlington
Many support programs, including these groups:
- survivors and caregivers lunch
- blood cancers
- young survivors
- children’s workshop
- mindfulness tools
- healing art and writing
Link to Cancer Patient Support Program (Burlington) calendar:
Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock
Support groups include:
- lymphoma and myeloma
- breast cancer
- young adult survivors
- pancreatic and biliary
Some groups are in-person while others are online or phone groups.
Link to download the current support services calendar/booklet: