Member groups across the country are joining forces on Wednesdays throughout October and November for ARDA-WIN Pinktober— hosting fundraisers that benefit one national charity and also support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Events will be held at local WIN Wednesday events to support Send Me on Vacation, (SMOV) a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides financially disadvantaged breast cancer survivors with the opportunity to initiate the healing process through a vacation experience.
SMOV is so thankful of all of the support we receive from ARDA-WIN and we would not be able to continue our mission of helping women and men who have undergone treatment for breast cancer without their generous support. In October of 2016, the combined efforts of local ARDA-WIN groups raised just over $10,000 with the national ARDA-WIN organization donating an additional $3000. Funds were raised through silent auctions, raffle ticket sales, and corporate/personal contributions. Participating WIN Wednesday groups were Boca Raton, FL, Las Vegas, NV, San Diego, CA, Orlando, FL, Tampa, FL, Indianapolis, IN and Sarasota, FL. With the money raised SMOV was able to award 9 recipients. Recipients are able to choose from 1 of 4 vacation programs designed to strengthen the body, stimulate the mind and heal the spirit, creating a transformative journey into health and wellness.
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Send Me On Vacation offers an internationally acclaimed emotional renewal and support program based on the unique interactive imagery approach developed by Rebecca Taylor Shaw, CCH, CMT. This innovative empowerment program offers an in-depth, personal, hands-on experience teaching coping skills to effectively resolve emotional stresses encountered by breast cancer patients so they can return to their lives with renewed spirit, energy, and hope.
Our Wellness Vacation varies from 3 to 7 nights and can be held in or out of the USA. These group retreat style vacations focus on health and wellness, and are more focused on those who find fitness a priority in their recovery.
The Freestyle Vacation is designed for couples or families to Restore – Renew – Rekindle. These vacations usually are a drive to destinations to reduce the out of pocket expense. The vacation certificate can be from 4 to 7 nights at a timeshare resort. Capacity may be limited to 2-6 people depending on the room type.
Our Staycation is designed as a weekend getaway to nourish the body, mind & spirit of a Breast Cancer patient who needs to stay close to home. Our inventory is donated through our vacation sponsors and is subject to availability. All trips exclude holiday and high season travel periods and may be subject to local taxes and or resort fees.