Journey of Courage and Hope Retreat

A Healing Retreat for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

Living with metastatic breast cancer can be challenging for both the patient and their support person. The Journey of Courage and Hope Retreat, presented by Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City’s Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer, is a chance for women and men with metastatic breast cancer to get away and experience healing and renewal.

This complimentary retreat is limited to 10 patients, plus a support person, and includes all lodging, meals and events. The program has been made possible through a generous donation provided by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

To register for an upcoming event, contact Janie Metsker at 816-932-9644 or A medical oncology referral is recommended and a screening evaluation may be required.

Retreat Details

The weekend retreat offers time for group discussion, yoga, massage, nature walks, and spiritual and emotional reflection connected to the journey of metastatic breast cancer. Topics relating to relationships, fear, coping, and grief and loss will be explored under the direction of our professional counselors. Legacy work is also offered to allow participants to prepare for the future with hope.


Established in 1862, the Circle S Ranch sits in the rolling foothills of Lawrence, KS. A premier event site, the Ranch features spacious and comfortable rooms, and gourmet dining. Nestled in wooded fields, the property is open and connected to nature.

For questions, please call 816-932-9644.

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