This painting was created jointly by everyone who attending our most recent Wind River Cancer Wellness Retreat. It is truly a Flag of Love.
And to take it one step further, a friend wrote a poem to go along with the painting. Thank you Bill Repucci for your creative and colorful words.
"Friends come together like the lines on a mesa
Different colors, joined for a purpose
Flowing, growing, showing the world their beauty
Joining in rhythm, slowly rising, slowly falling
Red, green, yellow; mix me together and growing my glowing color
Join me with you, see me smile
Separate me from you, see me smile as I think of you
We will always be a together, you and me, red, green, and yellow
Yellow sun rising in the morning
Red sky, brightened by the yellow sun rising
Green grass, growing on the strength of the colors of the sky
Thank you all, my friends, my colors, for coming together to brighten my life, to make me smile, to share our colors."
While the following is not a Wind River event, we believe it is a great cause that is seeking to support cancer survivors in the Charlotte area.
Their goal is to raise monies on this day so that the yoga studio can then offer classes to survivors on a sliding scale, and also support teachers wanting to learn how to offer yoga to cancer survivors! Thank you Karen Williams for pulling this together!
Navigating Cancer the Body/Mind/Spirit Way
DATE: Saturday, November 8
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Yoga for Life: 1410 West Morehead St.
WHAT: Classes, Activities, Food,
Vendors, Raffle Prizes and MORE!
WHY: Attend Classes, Have FUN,
Offer Support and Raise Money
ALL cancer patients should have access to affordable therapeutic yoga for an EXTENDED PERIOD of time. Please join us for this inaugural benefit event to bring needed community wellness services to individuals undergoing treatment for ALL types of cancer.
CLASSES - Enjoy one of our wonderful classes for just $5. Classes will fill quickly, so register soon! So that others can participate too, please register for only one class. Clickhere for easy online registration!
9:00 – Meditation w/Debbie
10:30 – Deep Stretch Yoga w/Karen
1:00 – Yoga I w/Hampton
2:30 – Gentle Stretch Yoga w/Ann
VENDORS – Find some great deals for holiday gift-giving AND buy something special for yourself. All vendors will contribute generously to THRIVE from sales made at this special event.
FOOD – Fresh food from local stores and restaurants will be served from 11:30-2:00 and will surely be a highlight of the day! Check back soon for a list of food contributors. Hope you’ll schedule your day to have a bite to eat with us.
RAFFLE – Just $5 (or 5 tickets for $20) buys you an opportunity to win valuable goods and services. We’ll be offering yoga (of course), body work services, retail items, restaurant gift cards, and MORE. Check back soon for a full list of raffle prices! Tickets will go on sale in November.
"Alone we are Grounded
Together we can Fly"
This is the poem written by a new alum and it so beautifully encapsulates the essence of the survivors that came together for four days at our latest Wind River Cancer Wellness Retreat.
And, in a word, gratitude. This is how I feel this morning as I think of each of the people who came into our home this weekend and shared their very best selves with Dave and Shirley and myself.
You are each in my heart forever. Thank you.