Creative Healing Connections, Inc. is proud to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation! In addition to funding scientific research, Susan G. Komen for the Cure understands the importance of healing body, mind and spirit. The grant will be used to give women with breast cancer scholarships so that they attend one of our healing retreats.
Leslie Neustadt attended the Susan G. Komen for the Cure award ceremony on April 9, 2009 and expressed great appreciation for the generosity of the grant during these hard economic times. She shared the magic that is created during the healing retreats. The women who lead the retreat use story telling, singing and song writing, communal art making and yoga to build a supportive community in which women can come to terms with their illness. Leslie told the story of a woman who learned to forgive her body for betraying her.
This year's awards demonstrate Susan G. Komen for the Cure's commitment to local organizations and institutions that meet the needs of women who are struggling with breast cancer. The awards reflect Komen's determination to reach under served women without health insurance and women who have difficulty accessing medical care and complementary services. Creative Healing Connections intends to partner with these organizations to offer its healing retreats to women in need.