Megan has been snowboarding for over 17 years and practicing yoga nearly the same. For more than 16 years, she has dedicated herself to Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC), a non-profit and a cause that means more than just “supporting” to her. Wanting to become more actively involved, Megan partnered with B4BC as a Wellness Ambassador to provide breast cancer survivors with scholarships to her ReTreat Yourself women’s wellness experiences rooted in snowboarding, surfing, and yoga with a complimentary focus on meditation, nutrition and other tools for prevention.
Ironically, in the Fall of 2012, Megan was diagnosed with breast cancer and describes this new part of her journey as “a gift.” Though she knows that surgery, chemo and radiation are an important part of healing, she also believes that integrated health and complementary care are just as important, especially for the ‘’never looking back’’ aspect.
B4BC collaborated with Megan to grow the B4BC Survivorship Fund and document her story as she underwent treatments available to breast cancer patients that may not be known to most – including integrative medicine and cold cap therapy. Some of the most important medicine to her, though, is just to be her—to raise her kids with love and hope, to snowboard and laugh with her friends, to surf, to do yoga on the top of the Chief, and watch sunsets with her husband. Living life as grateful and appreciative as she always has is just as much a part of her healing.
To learn more about Megs’ story, go to www.stayclassy.org/b4bc4Megs.