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Breast Cancer Survivor Therapy Retreat

$9,260 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 62 people in 9 months
Created November 1, 2018
Help a Breast Cancer Survivor to Heal -

'Who Am I Now?' is a groundbreaking, therapy program designed to support women in the aftermath of their gruelling treatment, who are often left  struggling physically, emotionally and financially and with their confidence in tatters .


Launched in February this year, the first program has already made a huge, positive change to five women's lives! However,  we need more funds to keep these programs running.
 
At present there is no Government Funding available for therapy programs for Breast Cancer patients post treatment.  


Here's a testimonial from one of the participants on our first program:


"Last week I have been so fortunate to experience four amazing days at Equine Encounters Australia for the first Breast Cancer Retreat “Who am I now?”
The 4 day program in the Hunter Valley included participating in equine therapy, restorative yoga, mindfulness and group work. I have come away having learnt so much about myself and met the most amazing beautiful and resilient women who are kicking goals post breast cancer!
I had no idea how much horses could reflect back the emotions I have suppressed while putting on the mask showing 'I’m ok'. Working with these beautiful and in some cases also damaged animals has taught me how to heal myself and helped me realise that I really will be OK.

I’m so grateful for this experience and would love the opportunity to help other women to start to heal. In order to do this we are raising money to sponsor women to attend the “Who am I now?” Retreat at Equine Encounters Australia. I would love you to donate NOW to the Gofundme page below. We also ask you to share with your friends."  -  
Sharon from VIC
                                                               

Please watch moments from our first program, followed by Alice Monfries from CH9 News.


Video - Courtesy of CH9 News



THE PROGRAM

Run by Equine Encounters Australia, who are nationally recognised for their Trauma Support Programs, these four-day, fully inclusive, residential programs will be run from a beautiful rural horse property in the Hunter Valley.  

Led by fully qualified therapists, the program offers a range of gentle therapeutic activities, based around Equine Assisted Therapy. 


Each program will be limited to 6 participants so each woman receive the support they need to regain confidence and trust, and develop resources to feel more positive in their everyday life.



WHO IS EQUINE ENCOUNTERS AUSTRALIA


Equine Encounters Australia is known nationally for their cutting-edge Equine Assisted Therapy program for PTSD suffers.  Clinically proven, through two years of Psychological Testing, their programs have shown to bring about sustained improvements to participants and their partners (where applicable). As seen on CH9/CH7 and ABC.

Read more ab
out us at:  www.equine-encounters-au.com 
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After treatment, Breast Cancer Survivors are pretty much left to cope on their own. Dealing with loss, grief, anger and not knowing if the 'bus' might come through and hit them again!
Our first program has already made a huge difference to five women's lives and WE WANT TO HELP MORE!!
Please if you know anyone who has gone through Breast Cancer treatment, you will know the trauma and challenges they have faced! Share Equine Encounters Australia website with them, make a donation to this fund and share this link with as many people as possible!
Thank you from all the women you will help, by making a donation today.....
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We are thrilled to announce that 'Who Am I Now?' - Australia's first Equine Therapy Program for Breast Cancer Survivors was successfully launched last week.
5 amazing women .... 4 transformative days!
Go to Equine Encounters Australia FaceBook page to see the photos of what your kind donations provided for these women.
Your generosity has changed lives - HOWEVER this is only the beginning and we need a lot more funds to help MANY more women from all over Australia.

Please share this site with your friends and colleagues to raise awareness. THANK YOU
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Please help a Breast Cancer Survivor today.

We already have 10 women waiting to come on our much needed Equine Therapy Retreat.

Click on the GoFundMe Link to learn more and make a donation. Thank you
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Whoo Hoo we have made it past the $1000 mark thanks so much to all donators and especially you Banu Erzeren, for your generosity. The campaignn has been extensively shared too but lets remember that we need to raise $$$$$. Please donate even a little if you can..
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