Our generous friends in ATB's Emerging Leaders Network will match every donation made to Knight's Cabin up to $6000.00! Your tax deductible gift will now go twice as far in helping us reach our goal of holding four retreats next year and will allow us to provide much needed financial support to the cancer survivors who wish to attend.
Who is Knight's Cabin?
Knight’s Cabin was created to be a catalyst for positive health behaviour change. Approximately 1 in 2 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and survivors and their caregivers face physical, emotional and financial challenges as a result. Our mission is to provide the support that survivors need after treatment by providing healing retreats that offer research-based educational sessions for participants with the end goal of increasing physical activity, improving nutrition, supporting sleep, and assisting with how to effectively deal with stress. This is achieved within a supportive community of other survivors and caregivers in a collective effort to improve their quality of life and decrease the chance of cancer recurrence.
Cancer is expensive. Patients have to take time off work and sometimes pay thousands of dollars out of pocket for the medications they need. One of our core values at Knight's Cabin is affordability. We strongly believe that finances should not be a barrier to living a healthy life after cancer, so we offer our retreats at a low cost and provide financial assistance for those that require the support. Although each retreat is different, the average cost to host 25 survivors and their caregivers for a weekend is $20,000. Your generous donations will allow us to continue to hold our healing retreats while providing financial assistance to those who need it to attend.