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Capturing the Essence of Second Wind

clock October 29, 2014 07:14 by author Marti
This Spring, videographer Mike Bruno visited Second Wind with this fiance, Emilie. He shot this footage and recently sent me the completed video. He really captured what Second Wind is all about. Thank you, Mike, but such a beautiful gift! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRLvRzIQXqk&feature=youtu.be


Second Wind Wisdom

clock July 24, 2014 11:07 by author Marti
See our new Facebook feature "Second Wind Wisdom" based on writings of Retreat guests - and please like us on Facebook, too. Just click here: Second Wind Cancer Retreat


New Organic Garden Thanks To Home Depot Volunteers

clock June 16, 2014 06:56 by author Marti
On June 10, Team Depot volunteers got to work on the Second Wind raised get organic garden - adding soil amendments and planting our garden boxes with many different herbs, tomatoes, beans, eggplant, cucumbers, squash and asparagus. The Home Depot of Blue Ridge donated mushroom compost and other soil amendments as well as plants, and the Blue Ridge Dairy Queen provided lunches for the volunteers.  It was a wonderful day, and the plants have really taken off! Thanks to all the volunteers and... [More]


Donate (Painlessly) To Second Wind Using Amazon Smile

clock March 27, 2014 05:51 by author Marti
Go here for details: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-5598547 Second Wind Retreat Inc


Watch The New Second Wind Waterfalls Video

clock January 4, 2014 12:23 by author Marti
Our area in the North Georgia Mountains has an amazing number of rivers, creeks and streams. This new video shows a number of whitewater runs and waterfalls close to Second Wind Cancer Retreat - several that are on the property or within short walking distance in the National Forest. Click here and enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3snUf9EiQTg


Home Depot "Springs" for 2013 SW Garden

clock June 11, 2013 09:01 by author Marti
Bright and early on June 6, Team Depot got busy weeding, digging and planting the organic summer garden behind Second Wind Retreat. Last year, Home Depot - Blue Ridge donated and employees volunteered to build and fill eight beautiful raised garden beds. This year, Home Depot donated plants, seeds, additional soil, garden fence and posts. After five hours of work, Team Depot volunteers stood back to admire the completely planted garden filled with herbs, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, beans, carro... [More]


Relaxing October Retreat For Northwest Oncology Patients

clock October 29, 2012 11:23 by author Marti
One breezy Sunday in October, Kathy Poodiac rounded up more than a dozen of her oncology patients for a leaf-peeping drive to the North Georgia Mountains - and a lovely afternoon at Second Wind. An Oncology Physician Assistant with over 20 years of experience, Kathy prepared a delicious, healthy lunch then gave everyone the chance to visit with each other and explore Second Wind and its natural surroundings. It was a fun and inspiring day that gave Kathy's patients a break from dealing with illn... [More]


Healing Weekend At Second Wind Cancer Retreat

clock June 21, 2011 04:22 by author Marti
Second Wind recently hosted its first "Healing Weekend" for cancer patients. The weekend was organized and facilitated by Kathy Poodiak of Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers. In addition to relaxing, participants enjoyed Kathy's program themed "Finding Shelter In The Storm." Amazingly, as soon as Kathy ended her program, a big thunderstorm came rolling through the valley! Thanks to Kathy, Pam and Diane - and to Nancy Goodson for her wonderful signature vanilla pound cake!


Our first guests of 2011!

clock March 16, 2011 05:22 by author Marti
Sheryl Muller just spent 6 nights at Second Wind along with her friend Sherry Braddy and their daughters. Sheryl, who has Stage 4 breast cancer, said she had a wonderful and relaxing time here. Thank you, Sheryl, for donating the three beautiful necklaces you designed and made!


Messages from Second Wind Guests

clock March 2, 2011 10:56 by author Marti
If you've visited Second Wind Retreat, we invite you to tell people about your retreat experience. Please leave your comments below...