Pink Blossom Festival

Every spring, Join the Journey hosts its Pink Blossom Festival at the beautiful Assisi Heights Spirituality Center. This event is a one-day conference in honor of breast cancer surivors. The goals of the conference are to provide breast cancer survivors with the opportunity to learn about health and wellness from speakers and each other, and to provide new knowledge and coping techniques to manage and overcome illness-related emotional and everyday challenges. We invite local breast cancer survivors to attend, space is limited.

Save the date for our 2nd Annual Pink Blossom Festival on April 29, 2017!

Pink Blossom Festival 2016 Re-cap

On April 23, 2016, we held our first annual festival, with over forty breast cancer survivors in attendance. The day offered a chance for survivors to relax and treat themselves, while getting tips on healthy living. Guests focused on their bodies, minds and spirits with a Qigong and Tai Chi session thanks to accredited instructor and 33-year breast cancer survivor, Bonnie Sokolov. They also pampered themselves with massage sessions provided by Serenity Couture Salon (Rochester, MN) and enjoyed free skin care products donated by Aveda Corporation.

Sheryl Ness and Tammy Adams from the Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Center lead guests through mandala sessions and offered helpful information on survivorship issues.

Breast Cancer Survivor Lori M. shared the story of her journey with breast cancer, while survivors listened with hope.

Nutrition Manager for Mayo Clinic's Healthy Living Program, Lisa Dierks, gave an informative and fun presentation on healthy eating tips.

The day ended with talks from Vicki Snyder, certified laughter leader and Dr. Richa Sood, internist at Mayo Clinic. Participants left feeling relaxed and knowledgebable about healthy living as cancer survivors: 
"Speakers were very interesting and engaging; aweseome event and very informational!"
"A day well-spent 'just for me' "
"What a fun and informative day!"