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‘I Am Hope Survivors Reset Retreat’ offers support to Coachella Valley cancer survivors

Non-profit organization, Shay's Warriors Life After Cancer is hosting their annual 'I Am Hope Survivors Reset Retreat.'

It's a four-day, three-night experience that's hosted during National Cancer Survivors Month, and it's intended to help survivors navigate life after cancer.

The retreat will be held from June 6 to 9, 2024.

According to the American Association for Cancer Research, "There are currently more than 18 million people living with a history of cancer in the United States. Each person diagnosed with cancer faces a unique set of challenges, but one in four survivors reports a poor physical quality of life and one in 10 reports poor mental health-related quality of life."

Author and psychologist Dr. Gail Parker, says physical and emotional health are connected.

“Well physical and mental health, it’s all of one piece," said Dr. Parker. "There’s really no separation when you’re physically ill it affects you mentally and emotionally.” 

Dr. Gail says retreats like the 'I am Hope Survivors Reset Retreat' can help survivors heal.

"We know that when we come together in community, there are actual chemicals released in our bodies that are healing and healthy for us, that reduce our stress level," said Dr. Parker.

The next Shay's Warriors event is set for July 3, their 'Wine Down Wednesday' at Kitchen 86 is benefitting their new programs providing support for men.

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