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Healing retreats set

To the Valley News:

Creative Healing Connections, which provides arts and healing retreats for women living with cancer and other chronic illnesses, has several full scholarships available for two upcoming Adirondack retreats, Sept. 23-25 and Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2011. There are two types of scholarships, one for women living with breast cancer, and another for women who may use the Adirondack Medical Center services.

The retreats provide the participants the opportunity to connect with other North Country women facing similar challenges (and thus build or expand one’s support network). During the retreat the participants learn lots of techniques for enhancing their quality of life, are provided opportunities to engage in a variety of arts activities for individual and collective self-expression, and stay at Great Camp Sagamore, an Adirondack Great Camp once owned by the Vanderbilts.

Sagamore offers a glorious setting with its own lake, nature trails and fabulous food. It is a safe, peaceful natural setting where the participants join a community that will listen to their story as it unfolds, support their healing and celebrate their growth.

These grants are partially underwritten by a grant from Adirondack Medical Center Foundation. For more information please email franstory@gmail.com, see our website at www.creativehealingconnections.org, or contact Fran Yardley at 359-9324 or Karen Glass at 576-2058.

Martha Pritchard Spear

Wilmington

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