A Fresh Chapter Announces Three Amazing 2016 Programs!

As you likely know, Triage Cancer is proud to partner with hundreds of cancer community organizations.  Today's post, written by Terri Wingham, highlights A Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation's wonderful programs! Please note the upcoming deadline of January 31st! 

We must be willing to let go of the life we had planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. ~ Joseph Campbell

Triage Cancer Blog - A Fresh ChapterThis time of year, the world is ripe with resolutions and the promise of new experiences, slimmer waistlines, and happier horizons. For some, perhaps 2015 brought more challenges than expected. The loss of a loved one, a diagnosis, the shattering of the illusion of what life was “supposed” to be. So, what now? How do we grieve what we have lost and create space for new possibilities to grow?

Audacious and hopeful, A Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation heals the emotional scars of cancer by blending volunteer travel with programs designed to reframe adversity, foster connections, and promote personal growth and development.

Whether as a patient or caregiver, it’s likely cancer has wreaked havoc on your world. Now it’s time to reclaim your life and redefine the path forward. Join us.

A Fresh Chapter is Expanding To Three Programs in 2016. Apply Today.

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our 2016 programs. In March, we’ll return to India – the site where our first ever tribe of participants joined us for two weeks of volunteering and meaningful travel. Then, in April, we’re bringing some of the best elements of our international program home with the rollout of our first domestic offering – the Elemental Odyssey Program. Finally, in October, we’re expanding to South America through a unique partnership with Eli Lilly. If you’re interested in learning more about our 2016 programs, please apply by January 31, 2016 so you can speak directly to someone on our team about which program might be right for youThis is the only time this year when you can apply once and be eligible for all programs at the same time.

Our 2016 Dates:

  • India Odyssey (March 5-19, 2016)
  • LA – Phoenix Elemental Odyssey  (April 24 – May 1, 2016)
  • Peru Odyssey (October 15 – 29, 2016)

India Odyssey

Through our partnerships with Cross-Cultural Solutions and G Adventures, we’ll volunteer in New Delhi, experience the colorful nature of the Indian culture, and marvel as we watch the sun rise over the Taj Mahal. From sipping fragrant chai with new friends each morning, to volunteering with inspiring community based projects and connecting with local cancer patients, you’ll have the opportunity to see yourself and what you’ve been through with fresh eyes. You’ll come home ready to turn the page to the next chapter of your life. We just had a couple of spots open up, so if you want to kick off your fresh chapter right away, apply below today.

Los Angeles to Phoenix Elemental Odyssey

We can’t wait to introduce you to our brand new North American program. The Elemental Odyssey Program will embed a weeklong domestic volunteer travel experience into our broader A Fresh Chapter framework. You will have the opportunity to step outside your comfort zone, and make new friendships – all without leaving the continent. While in Los Angeles and Phoenix, you’ll volunteer to support an inner-city school garden, join a movement of fresh food and empowerment, and learn from a leading expert on how to find grace and resilience while dealing with cancer. You will explore Native American culture, share your story via an innovative video project, and experience an unforgettable sunrise over the Grand Canyon. Apply now for the chance to be one of the first participants selected.

Peru Odyssey

This year, we’re launching our first program in partnership with Connecting Hearts Abroad – an inspiring employee volunteer program created by Eli Lilly. In October, A Fresh Chapter will welcome 20 people impacted by cancer to join us for a two-week volunteer program with Cross-Cultural Solutions in Lima, Peru and an incredible trip to Machu Picchu with G Adventures. While in Lima, we will volunteer with the community of Villa El Salvador, spend time with local cancer support organizations, and experience the best of both the Peruvian culture and A Fresh Chapter’s in-country programming. Apply now for the chance to be one of the first participants selected.

The Odyssey Experience

In addition to an unforgettable 1-2 week volunteer travel experience, our Odyssey Programs now include a comprehensive framework of support, tools and resources to help you heal the emotional scars of cancer and expand your story far beyond the disease. Through our extensive pre-departure, in-country, and post-trip support, we prepare you – not just for the trip of a lifetime – but also to integrate the experience back into your life and your future at home.

Through your A Fresh Chapter Odyssey Experience, we will help you gain new perspectives, see what’s possible in your life, and build stronger ties with your family, your community, and yourself. Our adventures are only beginning. Let’s start fresh together in 2016.

Click this link or apply directly through www.afreshchapter.com. If you have technical difficulties or would prefer to use a word document to apply, please email us at fcaf@afreshchapter.com and we would be happy to send an alternate application form to you.

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