Since we’ve recently given ourselves an online makeover, we thought it fitting to reintroduce ourselves. Watch the blog over the next few weeks as we remind you about who we are, what we do, and let you know about what exciting events we have coming up, and how you can help! Plus, the blog is going to continue to contain the helpful articles on wellness you’ve come to know and love.
Who is Knight’s Cabin?
Knight’s Cabin offers cancer survivors retreats that provide information and explore practical skills to assist survivors in living well beyond cancer. Retreats centre on practical information encouraging positive health change behaviours based on the latest research.
During each weekend retreat there are guided hikes, yoga, and workshops on nutrition, meal preparation, and stress and sleep management techniques. Guests have an opportunity to take the time to rest, reflect, and refocus on their health.
We offer our retreats to all adult (18+) cancer survivors and encourage each survivor to bring one support person. Knight’s Cabin offers these retreats at absolutely no cost to attendees.
We are federally incorporated and a Canadian registered charity (BN: 808417042 RR0001).
Why is Knight’s Cabin’s mission important?
“We are going to have a problem in this province (Alberta, Canada) very soon and that is that we have an abundance of survivors (which is a great problem) but really no life after cancer solutions for them.” — Darren Neuberger, cancer survivor and advocate.
More cancer patients than ever are surviving intensive cancer treatments. The mental and physical impact of cancer does not disappear when treatments are done and yet we stop providing any treatment. Cancer survivors often face physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual, and financial challenges as a result of their diagnosis and treatment.
Knight’s Cabin offers retreats as a place for survivors to unplug and unwind to focus on what matters most in their lives. The retreat also offers practical health behaviour counselling, specific to cancer survivors, on physical activity and nutrition to help prevent secondary disease, recurrence, and aid long-¬‐term effects of treatment. This helps survivors to make the best of the rest of their lives. This will all be accomplished in the most beautiful scenery in the world, in Bow Valley, Alberta, Canada (near Banff National Park).
Who runs Knight’s Cabin?
An awesome, operational Board of Directors comprised of people with many talents, supported by incredible, dedicated volunteers.