One-Day Cancer Retreat


Led by Carole O'Toole

- September 26, 2015, 9am-4pm

One-Day Retreats offer a safe space to explore the issues and choices that people facing cancer encounter. This condensed version of our longer retreats help participants strengthen their innate healing mechanisms, complementing medical care with knowledge and tools to live healthier and more fulfilling lives.The retreat aims to help strengthen your innate capacity for healing with group support, yoga and stress reduction, creativity, and a talk on nutrition. A light breakfast and a whole foods lunch are included.

The cost of the program is $40 per person. Scholarship assistance may be available. An application is required to participate. Please note that space is limited to 9 participants to ensure the best possible progam quality. If the program has filled to capacity, we can place you on the waiting list and let you know if/when a space becomes available.

Email or call 202.483.8600 for an application. There is often a waiting list, so please apply as early as possible. When a space is available, we will call you to discuss your application. Please feel free to call us with questions.



Carole O'TooleAbout Carole O'Toole
As Director of Cancer Retreats staffs the weeklong retreats and Smith Center's “Living Well With Cancer” one-day workshops,  coaching individuals on integrative cancer care decision-making and complementary resources. In addition, Carole is the Director of the Institute of Integrative Oncology Navigation. She developed the Patient Navigation Program for Smith Center in 2006, introducing integrative navigation to Howard University Cancer Center, and developing faith-based community navigation services for African-Americans and African immigrants that operate from four churches in underserved areas and the community at large. She has also designed a training model for integrative cancer care navigation that is offered to navigators nationwide through Smith Center. Prior to her work at Smith Center, Carole was a Patient Navigator at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD, and ran a private integrative cancer care navigation practice. Carole frequently represents Smith Center at national and local conferences and other public forums. She is the author of two books on integrative cancer care: “Cancer Community Healing Network”, and “Healing Outside the Margins”, and holds a Masters degree in Medical Anthropology and Health Policy. Carole has been a survivor of advanced cancer since 1994, enjoys biking and rowing on the Potomac with a survivor crew team, and is a wife and mother.