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ETMC Cancer Institute sponsors ‘Great Getaway’ retreat

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East Texas cancer survivors can participate in the East Texas Medical Center Cancer Institute's annual "Great Getaway" retreatApril 24-26 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 thesame concerns associated with living with cancer. Any adult who hasbeen diagnosed with cancer is invited to attend.

 "This is a chance to get away from the stress of day-to-daylife and enjoy the company of others who have been through similarexperiences," said Todd Sigmon, ETMC Cancer Institute vicepresident.  "Healthcare professionals, as well as cancersurvivors, will be on hand to assist with retreatactivities."

Pine Cove offers comfortable, motel-style rooms that have privatebaths. All lodging, meals and snacks are included in the $50registration fee.  Arrival time begins at 1 p.m. Tuesday, andthe retreat will conclude at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Registration forms and fees must be received by April 11. Space islimited and priority will be given to first-time attendees. Alimited number of scholarships are available if you need financialassistance. For more information, please call the ETMC CancerInstitute at (903) 595-5550 or (800) 541-0592.