Chasing Sunshine, a project by Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC), is dedicated to breast cancer survivors everywhere. Both inspirational and educational, the program provides valuable content and wellness experiences that seek to improve the quality of life of individuals touched by this disease as they make the transition from “patient” to “survivor.”
What first began with wellness retreats for breast cancer survivors over a decade ago, has evolved through a long-term collaboration with Megan Pischke and B4BC. The Chasing Sunshine Project provides an education-based platform for women recently-diagnosed or living with breast cancer, and is complementary to their cancer plan, which includes:
- online and print media for the purposes of sharing coping strategies, educational information and tools for daily life skills development unique to breast cancer;
- outlets for prevention, including B4BC wellness retreats that reinforce valuable educational information through on-site experiences as well as the opportunity to connect and share with others in a supportive setting.
Testimonials by women in this community reveal that the physical, emotional, and psychological scars left behind are often more severe than the fight itself. Unfortunately for most patients, the current model of survivorship care is dictated by their health care coverage and is limited solely to medical appointments. B4BC seeks to address these needs with a program that promotes healing, enhances long-term survivorship and allows for all it serves to “thrive!”
Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation dedicated to providing education, prevention and support programs for young people and the action sports community at large. Through grassroots events, year-round educational outreach and the Chasing Sunshine Project, B4BC is able to further its mission of promoting early detection + a healthy, active lifestyle as the best means of breast cancer prevention. To learn more, visit www.B4BC.org.