Thanks, Orange Beach for helping families on path to recovery
By Robi Jones
To the residents of Orange Beach, October is a time to stop and think about all those who are affected by breast cancer. But for us, it is also a time to reflect upon communities like yours who embrace our Little Pink Houses of Hope mission.
We at Little Pink Houses of Hope believe a cancer diagnosis does not just affect the patient, but the entire family. That’s why every free week-long retreat is designed to help families relax, reconnect and rejuvenate during the cancer journey.
And it is because of you, the people of Orange Beach, that we are able to provide that service to our families year after year.
Thank you for your hospitality and for being the charming beach town that so many of our families have come to know and love.
A cancer diagnosis changes roles and family dynamics – relationships can become strained, finances drained, the caretakers become those in need of care. Our families arrive in Orange Beach seeking a sanctuary to relax, rejuvenate and re-connect, and you never disappoint.
Because of the generosity of this community, our families are able to come, take a deep breath, forget about all the doctor’s appointments, medical bills, and upcoming treatments, and just be ridiculously present with one another.
This week would not happen without the generous donations of the community. These partners have provided support for the past four years. Spectrum Properties and Turquoise Place, Mystical Order of Mirams, Lighthouse Retreat Center, Ike’s Beach Service, Gulf Shores State Park, Fisher’s, The Southern Grind Coffee House, Windcreek Hospitality, Christie’s Paint-N-Shop, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill, Tanger Outlet, Pink Heals, Wolf Bay Lodge, Christian Life Church, Lynn Jordan Photography and other local photographers, Orange Beach United Methodist Church, and Col Mil Fleet Dolphin Cruise.
At Little Pink we are not curing cancer, we are providing families a chance to grow in their well being, relationships, nutrition, and spirit to help them along their cancer journey. And we are able to do that because of you. So thank you for creating such a warm and loving environment that enables us to do that for our Little Pink families.