AWOL (A Way of Life After Cancer)

30 Mar

Hello All,

I was recently asked to join the board of “From Chrysalis to Wings” which is a non-profit that assists cancer patients. The organization is completely volunteer run – no one takes a salary. From Chrysalis to Wings puts on The AWOL retreats (A Way Of Life after cancer retreat). These retreats are restorative retreats for women cancer patients. “From Chrysalis to Wings” has been putting on these retreats for the past ten years and has served thousands of women.

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend one of these retreats and it truly changed my life. It is hard to explain the effect of these weekend retreats, but, it was truly profound and life changing for me.

As a result, I am very passionate about helping this wonderful non-profit be able to host more retreats and to provide more support services to cancer patients.We have a fundraiser next weekend. It will be held in Oceanside – so any of you who are local and are interested in attending – please let me know and I will get you the details. I also have a few extra tickets that I purchased and want to give those to anyone who would like to go. It is a lunch and “Quartermania” event. Lunch is provided in the cost of the ticket. It is a fun event and is for a great cause. The “Quartermania” is a type of auction where items are auctioned off from one up to four quarters per item (everyone who is interested in bidding on the item parts with the requisite number of quarters – 1 through 4 – depending upon the value of the item being auctioned off – and then one person is selected to win the item). There are ten vendors who each are bringing ten items for the auction. The auction is fast paced and fun and guests are able to win items worth as much as a $100.00 for just a few quarters.

In addition to the auction, we will have opportunity drawings and are in NEED of items for the drawings. All funds raised at this event will go directly to cancer patients . . . 100%

We really need items to auction off – so if anyone has a business that would like to make a donation – please let me know. This is a 501c Non-Profit and we will provide all documentation of your donation so that you can have the tax deduction. If your company would like to donate money for a gift basket, that is an option as well (we will put the gift basket together for you – for a $100 – $125 donation). I am currently reaching out to Target and Home Depot for gift cards. I am new to this, so any suggestions or ideas – I am all ears (and fortunately the existing board is amazing and they DO know what they are doing) šŸ™‚

If you would like more information, please contact me at:

Here is the flyer for next weekend’s Quartermania: Quartermania Flyer

Here is a link to purchase tickets if you are able to attend: Quartermania Tickets

Please contact me if you think you might be able to use one of my tickets.

Love and peace,



3 Responses to “AWOL (A Way of Life After Cancer)”

  1. Beth L. Gainer April 3, 2012 at 9:10 AM #

    Sounds like a great organization. The idea of a cancer retreat is an awesome one and sounds like a good experience.

    • cancerfree2b May 3, 2012 at 12:14 AM #

      Hi Beth,
      It really is a wonderful organization. I feel so fortunate to have been able to attend one of their retreats.

      How are you?

      I hope all is well (I have been offline a bit and have some catching up to do).

      All the best,


  2. Kathi Kolb May 2, 2012 at 5:04 PM #

    Just dropping by to say hello, Lisa. I went on a weekend retreat for women with breast cancer & our friends a year or so ago at a bed & breakfast. It was so lovely just to be given time to enjoy myself, surrounded by others to whom I didn’t have to explain a single thing. Good luck!

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