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Rob's Ramblings: Packing Donations for the Trip South

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We met some people at a local thrift store today who were looking at clothing and other items to donate during their first trip south, planned later this fall. Here are some ideas and comments from fellow Snowbirds who winter in Jaltemba Bay and other Mexican locations, who also donate time and resources while in Mexico. First, lets…

Cancer de Mama Clinic 2014 Annual Report

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Mexican, Canadian and American women working together – oh what we accomplished! Our 2014 La Peñita Cancer de Mama Clinic fitted 425 breast cancer survivors of all ages from all over the state of Nayarit with custom-made bras and prostheses. Many visited the wig and hat/scarf shop and the “look good-feel good” tent. We sewed bras,…
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Cancer de Mama... Three Emotion Filled Days

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As she entered the La Peñita RV Park's Clubhouse, location of the bright pink curtained dressing rooms, she peered over the top of her glasses, timidly greeting us with a wave and a smile. I responded with, "Bienvenidos... eres la primera (welcome... you are the first)." The nine dressing rooms were quickly filled with weary, anxious…
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Cancer de Mama Clinic 2014

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Dealing with cancer of any type is a horrible ordeal. Being a poor woman complicates the physical aspects due to lack of available options or assistance. For many women in Nayarit, just surviving the breast removal surgery is not enough, there is still a huge uphill battle for regaining self-esteem and feeling like a woman again. Statistics…
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Rob's Ramblings: Make Sure Your Vacation Counts

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Many of us have taken our first trip to a new country under the great deal of an all-inclusive resort. Plenty of sun, a sandy beach, and lots to eat and drink for a week. For those that don't leave the gates of the resort, you really don't get a chance to see the new country or area, or knowledge of the people and culture of this new…

Cancer de Mama Wish List

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The Cancer de Mama clinic will be held this year in La Peñita on February 1-3, 2013. Since inception in 1996 the clinic has grown to having helped over 450 women of Mexico last year alone. Women from the State of Nayarit and parts of Jalisco fighting the disease of breast cancer are invited to attend this free clinic. While needs are…

Cancer de Mama: How You Can Help

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Our Mission: Helping Women in Mexico Survive Breast Cancer with Comfort and Dignity The first weekend of February last year, I had the opportunity and extreme pleasure to be a part of the Cancer de Mama clinic in La Penita. The project is a gathering of volunteers that come together for a concentrated weekend of service with a mission…