Latina cancer survivors are invited to be part of Campamento Alegria - Camp Joy — in Brandon, Florida.
Applications are still be accepted for the 2010 camp to be held March 19 through 21. There is no cost to attend, including two overnights, meals, and all activities.
If you are a Hispanic woman who has ever been diagnosed with cancer, you can get more information or register for Campemento Alegria by calling (813) 728-5895.
The theme is Reconnectandose con su Voz Interno (Reconnecting with your Inner Voice). All activities are in Spanish, with culturally relevant food and music.
Sponsored by Latinos Unidos por Un Nuevo Amanecer (LUNA), the camp is held at the Rotary Camp Florida in Brandon outside of Tampa. Additional sponsors are Morton Plant Pease Health Care and the Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network.
Three days of activities include discussing medical and emotional issues, morning walks and sessions on spirituality and recovery. There will also be salsa classes, dominoes, canoeing, yoga and arts and crafts, as well as massages, makeup and hair styling. Puerto Rican motivational speaker Lily Garcia will deliver this year’s keynote address.
Organizers of the camp say,
The goal of the camp is to offer Latinas who have ever been diagnosed with cancer a positive and memorable experience through a variety of culturally relevant creative, educational and social activities that will help sustain them as they continue through their cancer journey.