1. Am I a candidate to attend PINK Retreats?
Our current program is designed specifically for women who have experienced a Stage 1-3 primary diagnosis, and have completed treatment, in the last 24 months. If you would love to attend PINK Retreats but don’t currently fit the criteria, please email us and we’ll be happy to consider your individual situation. Our aim is to offer additional retreats developed especially for our Stage 4 metastatic sisters in the near future. If you would like to be added to our email list and notified when these retreats launch please send us a message at [email protected].
2. Can my caretakers or family members attend?
We understand the great need for family healing during this journey, but our focus right now is to pour into the emotional health of breast cancer survivors. We plan to partner with other organizations that focus on family wellness so we can be a resource to those who need family support.
3. How do I sign up to attend a retreat?
Please register online at https://pinkretreats.org/registration/ . You will receive an automated email shortly after submitting your application. Please check your spam folder and if you haven’t received a response, please reach out to us at [email protected] .
4. What is the cost?
Our goal is for PINK Retreats to always be free for our attendees. Since space is limited, we do require a refundable $100.00 deposit at the time of your application to hold your place. This is refundable after completion of your retreat. For anyone who is able, we hope that you will consider making a donation to Pink Retreats after your experience to enable another sister to attend. As a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, your gift is tax-deductible.
5. What is your cancellation policy?
We understand that there are circumstances that may prevent you from attending the retreat. We will always try to work with you in those cases. Please communicate with us as we typically have a wait-list of pink sisters hoping to attend. Our cancellation policy is:
If you must cancel, for any reason, over 14 days before the start date of your retreat, your deposit will be refunded at 100%.
If your cancellation is less than 14 days from the retreat, we will not be able to refund your deposit except for emergency situations.
6. Where are the retreats held?
Our events are currently held at Renaissance over Lanier, a luxurious estate located in a tranquil waterfront setting on Lake Lanier, Georgia. We also rent other beautiful luxury homes around the Atlanta area which provide a tranquil setting for relaxation and renewal for our guests.
7. Will I have my own room?
Yes, we understand that night-time and sleep are a challenge for many of our guests so our goal is for you to always have a room to yourself. Each room will be equipped with a sound machine for those that are used to sleeping with ambient noise.
8. What if I am traveling from out of town?
If you are flying into Atlanta, we ask that your flight arrive no later than 1:00 pm on Friday and plan your return flight home no later than 4:00 pm on Sunday. Atlanta traffic on Fridays is quite busy and we want to ensure that you arrive on time. We can arrange for a driver to pick you up and transport you to the retreat location, or we can help with suggestions of rental car companies if you prefer to drive yourself.
9. What are the retreat times?
We begin welcoming our guests on Friday at 3:00 pm with a welcome reception that begins at 5:30 pm. On Sunday, we end around 1:30 pm. You can find the complete agenda here. (link to the agenda)
10. What if the retreat that I would like to attend is full?
We will manage a waitlist for any retreat that is currently full. Please send us an email at [email protected] and we will add you to our waitlist. If an opening becomes available, we will let you know as soon as possible.
11. What will the focus of the weekend be?
Our focus is providing emotional support through group sessions led by our licensed counselors, as well as plenty of time for rest and relaxation through restorative yoga, massage, physical therapy, lymphatic care sessions, walks, quiet time, nutritional demonstrations, and more. As time allows, we also hope to provide one-on-one time with our counseling team if you would like to meet with them individually.
12. I have dietary restrictions. What types of meals will be served at PINK Retreats?
Please note any allergies and dietary restrictions on your application and we will confirm with you that we can accommodate them. Our chefs are skilled at working with these scenarios. Our menus for the weekend will be made up of healthy meals prepared by one of our master chefs. We will also provide snacks and drinks. We hope this will be an opportunity for you to experience new, exciting, and delicious meals that also promote wellness and assist in fighting cancer and boosting your immune system. We will also have an opportunity for our chef to do a demonstration and teach us some tricks of the trade.
13. What do I need to pack for the weekend?
This is going to be a very relaxing weekend so whatever you are comfortable in. If our retreat location has a hot tub, pool, or options for outdoor water activities, we will let you know so you can bring a swimsuit if you choose. During the fall and winter retreats, it could be a little cooler so you may want to pack a jacket. We will provide you with weather updates the week before you come.
14. What can I expect after the PINK Retreats weekend is over?
Our desire is for your weekend retreat to be a starting point of support and not an “event” that ends when everyone leaves. Our goal is to be a catalyst of support going forward by creating community for PINK Retreat attendees. Sign up for our newsletter for more details to come.