Contact: Megan Purtell, Executive Director
To Be Presented at the Party on the Pier: Celebrating 20 years
March 31, 2017– Madison, WI Breast Cancer Recovery is seeking nominations for the individual whose breast cancer journey has been an inspiration to others around her. As we celebrate 20 years, and hosting over 200 retreats for women to heal emotionally, we know there are women who are supporting others and deserve recognition.
Nomination Information: The nomination form is available online at bcrecovery.org/award. The Award recipient will be notified of their selection no later than May 15, 2017, with the presentation of the award during the Party on the Pier: Celebrating 20 years on June 1 at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin.
Please submit nominations by Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
About Ann Haney: A bright star of inspiration for women with breast cancer. As an administrator for the Wisconsin Division of Health, Ann coordinated breast and cervical cancer screening programs throughout the state. Through conversations with many of the women she met, Ann recognized that for many women, medical treatments do not provide healing of the heart and mind. Shortly after leaving her position as a state official, Ann was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996.
Ann founded Breast Cancer Recovery in 1997. As its President, Ann was the inspiration behind the Infinite Boundaries retreat program, which provides environments for women to find healing the medical community cannot always provide – healing of the heart, mind and soul. Her program has helped more than one thousand breast cancer survivors recover their joy and passion. Ann inspired many to live life fully and embrace all that life offers.
Ann handled her disease with dignity and grace. She was a guardian angel for many breast cancer survivors, helping those who struggled to recover from their diagnosis. She was a deeply sensitive and caring woman who was motivated by a selfless drive to help other women who have experienced breast cancer. Her invincible spirit lives on through the work of Breast Cancer Recovery.
About Breast Cancer Recovery: For 20 years, Breast Cancer Recovery organization has never wavered from its unique mission of helping breast cancer survivors heal emotionally by offering retreats designed to both inspire and comfort. The Infinite Boundaries Retreats are conducted by survivors for survivors, for women at all stages of breast cancer – newly diagnosed, in treatment, and many years finished with treatment. The retreats are held in locations of natural beauty, in the belief that healing can be found in nature too.
In addition to the Infinite Boundaries Retreats, Breast Cancer Recovery hosts an annual education program, Sharing the Knowledge. This program brings together experts to share their knowledge of the latest advances in medical care and emotional health with breast cancer survivors and their families.