at the Arts & Healing retreat say the rural setting of Great
Camp Sagamore helps them slow down and focus.
& Healing: Living Well In the Shadow of Cancer,
last few weeks, Americans have been forced to live with a new
kind of fear. The risks of terrorist attackand reports
of disease spreading through the mailleave us feeling
vulnerable. In the days after the September 11 attack, Brian
Mann traveled to a retreat in the Adirondacks for women living
with cancer. He found that many of the women still see joy and
hope in a world filled with uncertainty. Listen
of Survivors: Talking Back to Deadly Disease, Oct. 19, 2001
Arts & Healing retreat at Sagamore offers women with cancer
the chance to write and think about their disease. This year,
participants wrote notes to their illnesses messages of
love and anger, hope and frustration. The notes were gathered
into a single poem by three of the retreats counselors.
Reading here are Peggy Lynn, Fran Yardley, and Pam Mitchell.
Listen to reading.
counselors Peggy Lynn and Fran Yardley read from the women's
poetry at Great Camp Sagamore.
Terrell (left) was diagnosed with breast cancer in February.
After a summer of surgeries and radiation treatment, she's
says life seems more precious than ever before.
participants using the healing power of song. Listen.