Save the date! The 15th Annual Stowe Weekend of Hope will be held Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 3, 2015 in Stowe, Vermont. Registration will open March 4, 2015; a link to the registration page will be posted on March 4.
The Stowe Weekend of Hope offers a healthy, inspirational retreat weekend for cancer survivors and their families. The annual forum offers education, enlightenment, inspiration and retreat in the restorative environment of Stowe. This enriching experience is unique in that it provides support for the survivor, the care giver, and family members. Click here for more information.
Throughout the weekend, leading oncologists and researchers from Vermont and New England will present free lectures and seminars on the latest findings on cancer prevention and treatment. The weekend also offers supportive mechanisms for healing, comfort, spiritual enlightenment, and communion. Click here to view a slideshow from the 2013 Stowe Weekend of Hope.
Keynote Address by Dan Shapiro, Ph.D., Penn State College of Medicine
A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to Chemotherapy Saturday, May 2 • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Stoweflake Resort / Pinnacle Ballroom
Dan Shapiro, Ph.D. is the Garner James Kline Professor of Humanities in Medicine and the Chair of the Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine.
Dr. Shapiro earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Florida and went on to McLean and Boston Children's where he completed his internship and an endowed post-doctoral fellowship. His writings about the patient experience and physician patient relationships have appeared or been featured in the New York Times, the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Academic Medicine, NPR’s All Things Considered, the Today Show and he is a consultant to the hit television shows "Grey's Anatomy" and was for "Private Practice." He also co-starred on-camera in on television series on National Geographic and the Discovery Channel.
Shapiro has written three books: Moms Marijuana, about his personal cancer experience, and a second memoir, Delivering Doctor Amelia, which focused on his psychological treatment of a physician. His third book, And in Health, focuses on thriving as a couple in the face of cancer was released in May, 2013 and featured in the New York Times soon after. It won a prestigious National Book Award from the Independent Book Sellers of America in 2014. www.danshapiro.org
Get Involved! Whether you want to educate, inspire or celebrate, there are several ways to support the Stowe Weekend of Hope!
Miles for a Mission: RunVermont's Miles for a Mission program helps non-profit organizations raise money through the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon and Relay. This year, five energetic young people from Marblehead, MA ran the relay in Burlington, and chose to support Stowe Weekend of Hope -- from a long list of charitable organizations. These awesome kids raised over $1300.00!
Pictured here is the team: John Hecht, Gavin Snook, Ethan Snook, Ana Hecht, and Lily Gillis. Stowe Weekend of Hope thanks you for all of your hard work on our behalf!