WE HOPE IN COLOR
Our Mission: Living life after cancer is tough. Shay’s Warriors will inspire, inform, empower and help heal women and their families through health, fitness and the mind-body connection. Shay’s Warriors is a 501© (3), 100% volunteer-run non-profit formed in the Coachella Valley in November 2018, to help women who have gone through breast and other reproductive cancers.
About Shays Warriors: About Shay’s Warriors: Founder Shay Moraga was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2016. Shay fought for her life until the day she was told that her cancer was gone! “Toodle-oo, cancer! Those who have experienced hearing those words know that cancer never truly leaves you. Physically yes, however emotionally, never! Everyone’s bodies act differently. There’s often guilt, fear, loneliness and an overwhelming sense of “what did I just go through?” It’s normal to have confusion once you receive a clean bill of health. Women Struggle to ask for help. After Shay’s very quiet struggling search for local resources, she had a passion to do more. This is when Shay’s Warriors was brought to life with the hope of providing a healthy, inspiring and safe space for survivors to connect and thrive.
Our Community: Our online community is filled with inspiring messages on social media; there are fun, relaxing and motivational playlists on Spotify. Educational and emotional podcasts, blog posts and live YouTube virtual talks are all available. Our board plans special events including our yearly reset retreat and ongoing workshops. Our shop “guilt free” swag inspires us with hats, shirts, yoga mats, and more, because 100% profit goes back to the mission We provide personal support including personal responses from our founder and other thrivers to all inquiries. Shay’s Warriors runs on female power and a few good men generated by women all whom have been affected by cancer in one way or another.
Who You Help?
If you’ve got love for our mission and would like to help, well who are we to say no to your generosity? All donations go directly back to Shay’s Warriors’ mission in supporting our life after cancer survivorship, retreat and programs.
Upcoming Event: The I Am Hope Survivors Reset Retreat is a three-day, two-night experience for women hosted in the beautiful Coachella Valley. This year’s retreat focuses on breast and other reproductive cancer survivors. We aim to help survivors get clear on life after cancer and how to move forward. The retreat will be held June 24-26th, 2022.
I Am Hope Retreat Terms and Conditions
Nominees must be between 1-5 years from active treatment or metastatic with doctor’s written approval. Attendees must be willing to sign a medical waiver and provide proof of doctor’s approval for physical activity, as we will be engaging in some light movement and breath work.
We ask that all attendees be willing to sign a photography waiver, as well, since photos taken during the event will be used in future PR and marketing materials — if you do not wish to appear in any photography during the retreat, please let us know. Travel costs to/from the retreat are not included; attendees must arrange and pay for their own travel/transportation. We require a $100 deposit to hold an attendee’s place; the full deposit will be refunded at the end of the retreat. If you cancel before the retreat start date, your deposit will be forfeited.
All survivors are welcome to apply and/or be nominated! We especially encourage people of color and survivors from underserved communities who may not normally have access to this kind of opportunity to be nominated or apply. Due to limited space, some additional restrictions may apply at the discretion of the Board of Directors of Shay’s Warriors.
To nominate a survivor for the retreat, donate, or for more information on how you can become involved, visit Shay’s Warriors at shayswarriors.org
Follow us on social media: Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/shayswarriors
Instagram Page: www.instagram.com/shayswarriorslifeaftercancer
Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/shayafter