Photo diary: Retreat Yourself Adventure 2019

Photo diary: Retreat Yourself Adventure 2019

YACC’s program director, Karine Chalifour, posts daily recaps on Facebook during Retreat Yourself and Survivor Conference. Here is a compilation of what she saw and felt during Retreat Yourself Adventure based in Rocky Harbour, NL from September 12-16, 2019.

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Retreat Yourself Adventure 2017: Go climb your mountain

Sometimes life takes detours and doesn’t turn out as planned. Maybe you’ll get to hike that mountain, or skydive, or ride a motorcycle through the Americas, or go back to school and get that diploma or degree, or adopt that puppy, or take that trip, or volunteer with that group, or whatever. And maybe you won’t get to. Maybe life will get in the way. Maybe you’ll get breast cancer at 35 like me. But if you don’t take the next step toward that goal, it’s never gonna happen.

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YACC values courage

At our monthly team meetings, one of our crew members discusses some of our five values: strength, courage, commitment, heart, and spark (formerly trailblazing). This is Karine’s reflection from this month’s meeting.

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Photo diary: Retreat Yourself Adventure 2017

YACC’s program director, Karine Chalifour, posts daily recaps on Facebook during Retreat Yourself and Survivor Conference. Here is a compilation of what she saw and felt during Retreat Yourself Adventure based in Rocky Harbour, NL from September 28-October 2, 2017.

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My name is Michelle, and I am a cancer survivor.

My name is Michelle, and I am a cancer survivor.

This is my reality. But I am also so much more than that. YACC’s Retreat Yourself Adventure from October 6-10 allowed me to realize there is no shame, only strength, in being a survivor.

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Photo diary: Retreat Yourself Adventure 2016

YACC’s program director, Karine Chalifour, posts daily recaps on Facebook during Retreat Yourself and Survivor Conference. Here is a compilation of what she saw and felt during Retreat Yourself Adventure…

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Retreat Yourself Adventure kicks off today!

Young Adult Cancer Canada’s (YACC) fifth annual Retreat Yourself Adventure is taking place in Newfoundland and Labrador from October 6-10, 2016. Twelve young adult cancer survivors and supporters from across Canada will gather in Deer Lake before travelling around the west coast for the experience of a lifetime!

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Heather’s blog: Expectations

For a long time now, I have been holding back making the changes I need or desire in certain areas of my life because of expectations — listening too closely to others, and not being honest about my own… This burden of expectation has been a heavy one for me, and one that I felt the weight of with each step I took up Gros Morne.

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