For those who are going for the first time, I think you'll be "wowed" by the experience.
The whole town of Stowe turns itself over to cancer survivors and their families. AND if you're a first time visitor, your accommodation is FREE for you and your family. Yup.
The event organizers write about it this way: The Stowe Weekend of Hope offers a healthy, inspirational retreat weekend for cancer survivors and their families. The annual forum offers education, enlightenment, inspiration and retreat in the restorative environment of Stowe. This enriching experience is unique in that it provides support for the survivor, the care giver, and family members.
Throughout the weekend, leading oncologists and researchers from Vermont and New England will present free lectures and seminars on the latest findings on cancer prevention and treatment. The weekend also offers supportive mechanisms for healing, comfort, spiritual enlightenment, and communion.