NONPROFIT MEMBER: Leslie's Week
LESLIE’S WEEK provides vacations away from cancer for Stage 4 Breast Cancer women and their families. Our goal is to ease their financial burden and have our families create Memories that Outlast Cancer. We began with vacation homes in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains. We expanded LESLIE’S WEEK to include the 5 star Dollywood DreamMore Resort, donated tickets to Dollywood, Splash Country, and the Windy Hill Farm Preserve BEND-OF-THE-RIVER BBQ & MUSIC FESTIVAL.
This program began in 2011 in coordination with Leslie’s nurse, Carol, at the Kimmel Cancer Center, who identified one family candidate in 2011 & 2012 for LESLIE’S WEEK. Our outreach extended and now includes nominations on our web site and families who are selected by third party Breast Cancer Centers throughout the country. The DeCesaris Cancer Institute at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Cancer Center, the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Fox Chase Cancer Center Temple University are nominating partners. The Stage 4 Breast Cancer women are chosen regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, and age.
Leslie's Week PROGRAMS & RESOURCES
Our vacations include 4 Programs for the family members; CIRCLE4STAGE4 for the women to network and share experiences, HANDS4GIVERS for husbands/partners to form friendships, and decrease their isolation, CLUB4KIDS Art Expression for the traumatized children; this is where they release their unspoken fears and anxieties.Link to program