My true healing began when I was whisked away from my “new normal”, the life after cancer treatments. I was managing, or so I thought.
I didn’t give cancer a moment to breathe. I pushed aside the whole experience and trudged on, like every one told me to. Little did I know, I didn’t let any healing take place. It was hurting inside. I was lost, confused, saddened and slowly checking out.
When I was awarded the EMPOWERMENT VACATION to Puerto Vallarta, my soul finally knew REST, REJUVENATION, COMPASSION and FORGIVENESS.
I have since dedicated my time to help those regain their power after cancer. I, along with Cathy Backus, President of SMOV, pledge to give this healing experience to every. single. person who needs it.
Send Me On Vacation provides breast cancer survivors the opportunity to initiate the process of emotional healing through a one-of-a-kind vacation experience. We empower survivors to reconnect with their body, mind and spirit through guided meditation therapy self care workshops and organic experiences in unique places around the world. Each of our vacation experiences have a profound effect on healing by revitalizing, rejuvenating and rebuilding the lives of survivors.
The organization’s mantra of overcoming fear and fostering emotional fitness post treatment is supported by the concept of vacation rejuvenation transformation helps subdues the fear that is often associated with surviving the effects of breast cancer treatment. Supporting emotional fitness is a critical first step in the recovery from the devastating effects cancer leaves behind. Send On Me Vacation is affiliated with hospitals, cancer centers, and other non-profit organizations to support this cause and change the lives of survivors, one vacation at a time.
Each day in the United States, breast cancer claims 1500 lives. Our vision empowering survivors through healing vacations, and bringing a renewed sense of happiness with peace to those are economically disadvantage is our way of combating the negative emotional effects of the disease. Our recipients feel transformed from the positive effects that vacations bring to survivors and their families. Giving the gift of a vacation to survivors, changes lives and translates into acts of benevolence.
Send Me On Vacation believes involvement at the local level is the first step in providing programs that build stronger, healthier survivors in communities throughout the world. Local affiliations along with hospitals and cancer centers, support local initiatives that foster the continued involvement of community leaders and local survivors. All monies raised at local events stay with the community to benefit the health and wellness of local survivors that contributes to supporting ongoing programs.
Send Me On Vacation has been built around making life after treatment worth living. Women who have undergone chemo and radiation are in a fragile state. In most cases, they have had their identities as women stripped from them. This is what SMOV works to rebuild. We rely on events throughout the year that raise the much needed funds to support all of our programs and initiatives. It is essential for us to have new and continued involvement in Send Me On Vacation for us to help survivors. We cannot achieve “Our Vision” without the continued support of our sponsors at the local and national level.
Visit www.sendmeonvacation.org to donate, apply for a vacation or sponsor a survivor.