We Can Weekend
We Can Weekend – a FREE weekend getaway designed to help adults diagnosed with cancer and their families discover that together… WE CAN!
June 4-6, 2021 at the YMCA Of the Ozarks in Potosi, MO.
Reservations are required!
At Southeast Cancer Center, we believe in the importance of ‘getting away’ from the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. That is why SoutheastHEALTH began hosting We Can Weekend nearly 35 years ago – to provide adults diagnosed with cancer a no-cost, three-day weekend to spend time with their families, caregivers and others in similar situations, while learning, recharging, relaxing and releasing.
We Can Weekend, held the Friday, Saturday and Sunday following Memorial Day is designed for adults who are currently undergoing cancer treatment or have completed treatment within the last two years and their immediate support system. Immediate support system includes spouse or significant other, those involved in the care of the person with cancer, children and grandchildren. Extended family is welcome if space is available.
This event is made possible by donations to We Can Weekend via Southeast Foundation as well as donations to its Cancer Care Fund.
Something for Everyone All Weekend!
For Adults with Cancer
- Managing side effects of chemo & radiation
- Nutrition during and after treatment
- Understanding Chemo Brain
- Cancer & Menopause
- Life After Cancer
- Caregiving tips & tricks
- Nutrition for your loved one with cancer
- Practicing self-care
- Benefits of Genetic Testing
- Understanding Role of Clinical Trials in cancer care
- Healthy Living
- Communication with your team (support system & healthcare)
- Role of Advanced Planning (Living will or Family Dynamics & Relationship Changes)
- Nutrition Myths & Legends in Cancer care
- Balancing Life during & after cancer
- Cancer in Older Adults
- Family time (meals, free-time, etc!)
- Music & dance
- Fun, family games
- Arts & crafts
- Journaling, mindfulness & meditation
- Swimming, fishing, hiking, pony rides, & horseback riding
- Mini golf, archery, volleyball, basketball
- Pontoon boat rides
- Property tours
Reservations are accepted beginning February 10 on a first come first served basis giving priority to those who have not previously attended. The weekend is FREE however, a $50 deposit is required to hold your room. The refund of your reservation is dependent upon attendance at the weekend as well as participation in scheduled group activities with We Can Weekend staff.
Call 573 519-4847 for more information or email email@example.com.
Journey Guides are staff members that assist cancer patients through all phases of treatment. Every effort is made to get to know patients personally in order to help meet their unique needs, appeal to their interests or celebrate milestones. Having a personal resource throughout their cancer journey enables patients to feel more comfortable. Southeast Cancer Center Journey Guides from Left: Becki Yetman, Angie Tygett, and Lori Bronenkant
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