“If I had a dollar for every time I heard that from a cancer survivor, we wouldn’t have to raise funds for cancer survivorship,” says Dr. Lisa Bélanger, founder of Knight’s Cabin Cancer Retreats.
To celebrate the strength demonstrated by cancer patients and to raise funds for her life-changing cancer retreats, Bélanger has teamed up with Cara Cotter, Edmonton’s So Pretty jewelry designer, to create the Knight’s Cabin STRONG Bracelet.
The sterling silver cable chain bracelet features a moonstone gemstone and an engraved Knight’s Cabin charm. 100% of the proceeds from the $99 selling price go to Knight’s Cabin, a registered charitable organization. The bracelets are available online at SoPrettyCaraCotter.com.
Cancer survivors participated in the creation of the Knight’s Cabin STRONG Bracelet by sharing what being strong means to them.
Sheila McGovern a supporter to her husband Frank McGovern, a cancer survivor, stated that being strong means facing challenges and adversity with faith, determination and perseverance.
“Being strong is about believing, even on the darkest of days, that without a doubt you will get through it.”
Kristi Sainchuck associates being strong with being unbreakable.
“No matter what the situation was when I was sick, cancer never broke me. Sure, I had bad days, but I’m still alive.”
Perhaps Pamela Valentine sums it up best when she says, “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”
Since Knight’s Cabin Cancer Retreats are offered at no cost to cancer survivors and their supporters, fundraising is paramount for the organization.
“Cancer touches us all,” explains Bélanger. “With a Knight’s Cabin STRONG Bracelet, you can help people make the best of the rest of their lives.”