VIDEO: Cancer patients participating in 'Great Getaway' on Lake Palestine

Published on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:43 - Written by

Seventy East Texas cancer survivors are participating in East Texas Medical Center Cancer Institute’s annual “Great Getaway” retreat through tomorrow at Pine Cove on Lake Palestine.

The retreat gives cancer survivors a chance to relax and refocus and provides opportunities for meeting others who share some of the same concerns associated with living with cancer. Any adult who has been diagnosed with cancer is invited to attend.

“This is a chance to get away from the stress of day-to-day life and enjoy the company of others who have been through similar experiences,” according to Regina Davis, director of the ETMC Cancer Institute. “Healthcare professionals, as well as cancer survivors, will be on hand to assist with retreat activities.”