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The facility was beautiful, comfortable and in so many ways magical. We went through the labyrinth at 9:00pm by candlelight. It was one of the most powerful and wonderful experiences I have ever had. The program was so well organized by the facilitator with everyday becoming a new awakening in my recovery. The events were all perfectly planned with each and every one of us in mind. We were fed gourmet meals by Menucha, pampered with massage therapy and were made to feel like we were the most important strongest, healthiest Women in the world for three days! This retreat has helped me make leaps and bounds in my cancer recovery. What was particularly helpful for me was the written plan we developed as a “take away” with measurable criteria for a full and healthy recovery. I feel like attendance is a “must” for cancer recovery and ongoing self-care.
I am truly grateful to have been able to come to this retreat. I feel refreshed and renewed. The love and energy I felt here was amazing and I want to share it with the world! Thank you Pink Lemonade Project for making this possible for all of us! Blessings and peace.
Menucha was lovely. The grounds even in the fall are beautiful. The lodging was great, lots of room to move around. Our facilitator has the most loving voice, soft spoken, caring, and calming. It was so wonderful meeting other women that were going through what I went through. During treatments you meet other women but don’t get that much time together to compare notes. This retreat was so special – it made me really think about what’s important in my life. I could use this weekly. I made so many new friends at Menucha – my life is filled.
I haven’t exhaled in the last year with my fight against breast cancer and it was a reconnection of spirit to stand next to the pool enjoying the Columbia Gorge in all it’s glory and exhaling and inhaling the pure air of renewal. I think it’s important for people to know that this is not a place of judgment. It is a place of peace and serenity.
This retreat brought some wounds of mine that were buried deep to the surface so I could honor them, acknowledge them, deal with them and then let them go.
Being an R.N. for 40 yrs and having an incredible support group, I felt that I had a handle on my breast cancer diagnosis and didn’t need to go to a Pink Lemonade Project retreat. Going to that retreat was one of the most wonderful, incredible experiences I have ever had! Meeting other breast cancer patients/survivors, sharing our experiences and having a professional facilitator to guide us, I felt we all learned from each other how to cope with our diagnoses, became stronger individuals and bonded as only women in our position can. After going to the Pink Lemonade Retreat, I now feel as though I can make that journey with physical and emotional strength, optimism, grace and dignity. It was truly a gift to have the opportunity to participate in the retreat.