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Date: Saturday, July 29th, 2023
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Check-in: 7:00 am –  8:00 am
Opening Session: 8:00 am

About The Rejuvenate Retreat

Survivors join us for an event that is specially designed for you. Our retreat is aimed at helping you to “check cancer at the door” for a day and just engage in activities designed to help you feel rejuvenated.


Historical Sanford, Florida is a peaceful, charming, calming atmosphere that will take you back in time and will really set the tone for this event. The Sanford Civic Center sits on the St. Johns River. Activities include yoga, sound healing, massage, essential oils, wig setting class, and much more. Hopefully, the day’s activities will provide you with new therapies and techniques to help combat anxiety and other negative emotions that can accompany your cancer journey.

Register today. Space is limited


Sanford Civic Center

401 E Seminole Blvd
Sanford, FL 32771

Retreat Features:

Massage Therapy

Group Yoga

Relaxing/Holistic group activities

Healthy Luncheon

Meet other Survivors

Event attendee bag with teal treats!

Door prize drawing

Keynote Speaker

Jo Badger has been professionally invested in the revitalization of communities, and the women in them, for the last 26 years. Since 2014, she has been working full-time advocating for women who have lost sight of their joy through her online courses, public-speaking, teaching and mentoring programs.

Her personal passion for seeing women walk in the fullness of life, no matter what the world has thrown at them, plays out in her role as speaker and lead trainer for The Infuse Project, home of The Infuse Journey: 5 Steps to Find Your Joy, national wellness coach for BeBalanced where she helps men & women reverse the physical damage of living without JOY and her tiny house homestead project for women in transition, opening in 2025.

On a mission to infuse this world with the true transformational power of joy… Jo can usually be found driving undiscovered back roads with the music up and her sunroof open, enjoying the smell of old books, strong coffee and all things frankincense. Dreaming of one day running a community tiny-house homestead, Jo currently resides with her dog, Dixie, in her own tiny house in the woods of beautiful, Sanford, Florida.

Photo of Jo Badger

Jo Badger

The Infuse Project

Shelly Seward, MD - Photo

Shelly Seward, MD

Gynecologic Oncology
Member of Orlando Health Medical Group

Shelly Seward, MD, is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist with the Orlando Health Cancer Institute. Using robotic, minimally invasive, open surgery and other treatments, she cares for women with cancers of the reproductive system.

Prior to earning her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Dr. Seward completed graduate-level studies in microbiology and immunology at The Ohio State University in Columbus. After medical school, she returned to Ohio State to pursue a residency in obstetrics and gynecology followed by a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Wayne State University in Detroit.

She is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has additional certification in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Seward is active in her profession as a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Society of Gynecologic Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology Group/NRG, and Florida Society of Clinical Oncology.

Research has been an area of focus throughout her career. To date, she has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on nearly 30 clinical trials. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed publications, and she is a frequent presenter.


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Things to Do in Sanford

Sanford is a city in the U.S. state of Florida and the county seat of Seminole County. It is located in Central Florida, and its population was 61,051 as of the 2020 census.

Nearby Beaches

Nearby beaches include New Symrna and Daytona.

New Smyrna Beach is a Florida city south of Daytona Beach. It’s a surf hub known for its beaches, including nearby Canaveral National Seashore. The coastal Smyrna Dunes Park has views of Ponce Inlet and its lighthouse. Downtown’s palm-lined Canal Street Historic District has art galleries, shops, and the New Smyrna Museum of History.  ― Google

Daytona Beach is a city on Florida’s Atlantic coast. It’s known for Daytona International Speedway, which hosts February’s iconic Daytona 500 NASCAR race. The beach has hard-packed sand where driving is permitted in designated areas. Near the boardwalk’s rides and arcades, Daytona Beach Bandshell stages free summer concerts. Steps from the beach, Daytona Lagoon water park offers go-karts, laser tag, and waterslides. ― Google


For those who will be joining us from out of town, we have secured a group rate locked in at Orlando Marriott Lake Mary nearby ($129 per night; 7/28-7/30)


Orlando Marriott Lake Mary
1501 International Pkwy
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Reservations must be received by July 6, 2023. After this date, reservations will be accepted based on availability and current rate.
All Guest Room reservations must be canceled 48 hours prior to arrival otherwise, an individual’s credit card will be billed a 1-night room/tax cancellation fee.

Book Your Room!


Every attempt will be made to accommodate special requests for room types, and location, however, due to the arrival and departure patterns not all requests may be able to be fulfilled.


Contact Nikki Coppola ncoppola@ovarian.rog
(407) 580-8525

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

In the interest of keeping our participants safe, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition will follow local, state, and federal guidelines or mandates related to COVID-19.

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