Cancer survivor: Anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, from when it is first found until the end of life. In Georgia, there are more than 300,000 survivors, and the good news is they are living longer than ever.
However, surviving cancer may bring physical, emotional, social, and financial challenges. At Horizons, the Cancer Coalition offers programs, services, and research opportunities to improve quality of life for survivors.
Heal.Overcome.Persevere.Educate (HOPE) Cancer Survivorship Retreat
This annual, daylong event is an opportunity for survivors to socialize with fellow survivors and to interact with Cancer Coalition staff and other professionals in a relaxed, non-medical environment. During the retreat, survivors learn about and participate in helpful complementary therapies such as simple yoga, art therapy, meditation, healthy eating, and more. Participants also are given resource guides and other information to take home.
To view pictures from the 2016 HOPE Retreat, please click here.
Photo Voice Project
This unique, ongoing project helps survivors document their challenges and triumphs through photography. Participants are provided digital cameras through which they capture compelling images that record their personal survivorship journey. A picture is truly worth a thousand words!
To view pictures from the Photovoice project, please click here.