Register Now for Camp Hope – A Free Weekend Camp For Cancer Survivors

“Livin’…Laughin’…Survivin’.” These simple words hold a powerful message for cancer survivors and their support persons who attend Regional West Cancer Services’ annual Camp Hope weekend. For the past 24 years, Camp Hope has given hope and strength to cancer survivors, their families and friends, and the professional staff who provide the program.

Camp Hope is a free, three-day camp for cancer survivors and their support persons sponsored by Regional West. It will be held Friday, August 25 through August 27 at Trails West YMCA Camp in Scottsbluff, Neb. Camp counselors include Regional West physicians, nurses, therapists, clergy, counselors, pharmacists, social workers, associates, and volunteers.

Camp Hope gives cancer survivors an opportunity to explore the hopeful side of cancer while providing a vacation from everyday stress and worry. Participants attend group sessions to learn skills for coping with cancer and its after‐effects while enhancing their quality of life. The program incorporates a holistic approach by including sessions that address issues of the mind, body, and spirit.

Registrations are now being accepted. For more information or to enroll in Camp Hope, contact Kim Croft, RN, BSN, at 308-225-3982 or kimbera.croft@rwhs.org.

Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Neb., is the parent company of Regional West Medical Center, a 182-bed regional referral center and one of three Level II Trauma Centers in the state. As the region’s only tertiary referral medical center, Regional West offers care that spans more than 32 medical specialties provided by over 28 physician clinics. With nearly 300 providers, and over 2,000 employees, Regional West provides comprehensive and innovative health care services for the people of western Nebraska and the neighboring states of Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

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