Hope & Healing Bereavement Retreat


Arms Wide Open hosts an annual Northeast and Southwest Hope & Healing Bereavement Retreat for families who have lost a child to pediatric cancer. These weekend retreats are filled with love, compassion, understanding, acceptance, and support. Our retreats focus both on equipping families with tools to help work through their grief, but they are also about spending a weekend with other families who understand the same loss. Childhood cancer leaves families emotionally and financially devastated, so Arms Wide Open covers the cost of these impactful retreats.

2020 Northeast Retreat – Canceled due to COVID-19

2020 Southwest Retreat – Canceled due to COVID-19

“Thank you for this amazing and meaningful weekend. I really enjoyed meeting all the families and was glad to see my son Daniel was able to connect and make friends with other surviving siblings.”
Krista Marie

It really was a nice weekend. I can’t stop thinking of the amazing views and really how unbelievably close to heaven it felt. Definitely a healing weekend. You did an awesome job Dena. Thank you very much.”
LInda Venezia

“This weekend was an amazing encounter in our healing process. There is a blessing when you share with other that have lost a child as well. Thank you for hosting this wonderful retreat. ”
Lizbeth Rodriguez

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