This is Life Young Adult Cancer Survivor Retreat with OHSU Knight Cancer Institute AYA Oncology Program

June 9-11, 2017 - Eagle Creek, Oregon at Collins Retreat Center in the beautiful Willamette Valley

Open to both A4C alumni and young survivors new to our programing who are 18-39!*

At Athletes 4 Cancer, we’ve been listening. Based on the the topics you’ve told us are important, we’ve assembled experts in their fields and young adult cancer for a FREE three-day, two-night weekend retreat. We are excited to announce our This is Life Young Adult Cancer Survivor Retreat. Join other young adults with cancer in small collaborative workshops meant to increase your knowledge and skills in dealing with topics relevant to you. Topics include:

  • New Normal like acknowledging your identity as a survivor, how to cope and deal with fear of recurrence, managing late effects, and sex, dating and relationships.

  • Lifestyle like what is alternative medicine and how can it help, becoming an advocate and telling your story, and stress and your health.

  • Practical Matters like work and career, tools for good financial health after cancer, and navigating insurance.

  • Movement will offer intro to Qigong, beautiful hikes, and yoga.

  • Creativity will give you an opportunity to explore your cancer journey through photography, creative writing, or designing your own spirit lamp.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please send an email to our Program & Outreach Director, Mindy Buchanan at


*This retreat has been developed for survivors who were diagnosed and who are currently 18-39, folks over 40 will be accepted on a case by case, and space available basis. If you were diagnosed between 18-39, but are now over 40, please contact our Program and Outreach Director, Mindy Buchanan at, to find out about availablitly.


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