Our Programs

Runway for Recovery prioritizes the well being of individuals and families currently affected by breast cancer. In aligning with our mission, and in addition to our family grants, we offer a collection of programs that assist in recovering from unthinkable circumstances.

Looking to learn more about the Runway Show or our Family Grant Program? Click the links below.

The Recovery Retreat

The Recovery Retreat is our annual event, open to anyone who has been a model in a Runway Show. It is our goal that people with similar experiences get a weekend to connect with one another and for our Runway community to be strengthened together. At the retreat, we offer health and wellness programs like yoga and meditation, group cooking instruction, self-care, and more. Currently held at the beautiful Alnoba retreat center in Kensington, New Hampshire, models can enjoy the 600-acre landscape with 10 miles of trails, wildlife habitats, sculptures and unique gathering places. We hope that models will leave inspired and refreshed, but mostly, we hope that deeper connections are made within our incredible community.

Does your company want to provide an in kind donation? Reach out today!

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"Each person is different and everyone grieves differently so what they need and the kind of support they are looking for varies considerably. "

Maggie Corcoran Seitz

The Legacy Video Project

With the help of our incredible video team from Copper Hound Pictures and a generous grant from The Parmenter Foundation, Runway is able to help metastatic breast cancer patients make a lasting video for their families. One past Runway model, a therapist by training, Emily McClatchey, helped us author a book for patients who want to talk with their children about their diagnosis. At the end of the book, there is a section for those who have been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Emily encourages patients to leave videos like a Legacy Video for their children and families because "talking about death doesn't make it happen any faster." She goes on to say, "there is a huge amount of comfort for a family to have the voice, mannerisms, and stories of their loved one in the future. To emote with the person, to hear them speak again, to recognize all of their facial expressions. It is a gift for those who live on in their memory."

Two mothers gave us their permission to share some of their videos with the world after they passed away in 2019 and 2020. Here are some of the words that Cassie and Amanda left for their children.

Bereavement Resources

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Summer Camps for Grieving Kids

For boys and girls who have experienced the death of a parent a summer camp where they can feel “normal” because everyone is going through the same thing can be such a gift. This is a list of summer programs where grieving children can laugh, cry, and play while remembering their loved ones.
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Bereavement Centers Nationwide

Nationwide there are bereavement centers that will support emotional, practical, and social needs following the loss of a loved one. These organizations provide a safe place for grieving families to learn that they are not alone, connect with others, and get the help they need.
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National Bereavement Resources

National Bereavement Resource Guide Sponsored by New York Life and The Moyer Foundation. This guide will help find resources around the country, and for people at any point in the grieving process.

A Guide For Moms and Their Families

Helping Kids Cope with Mom's Breast Cancer, Emily McClatchey

Runway for Recovery is pleased to present this indispensable guide for moms and their warrior families. In her straightforward, friendly prose, fellow survivor, mom, and child psychologist Emily McClatchey explores ways to activate your child's resilience in the face of a breast cancer diagnosis, while helping yourself along the way.