South Coast a target for breast cancer retreat

Monday, June 8, 2015

For release from 8 June 2015

Generous property owners along the NSW South Coast are being targeted by the OTIS Foundation to help it establish its newest breast cancer retreat.

The OTIS Foundation’s Property Manager, Lynda Davis, who is currently visiting the South Coast, said that the OTIS Foundation is committed to providing a national network of accommodation retreats for women living with breast cancer and their families “Our core focus is to provide people with breast cancer access to retreats at no charge, offering them a space to relax, regroup and take a break from breast cancer with family, friends or supporters.” Mrs Davis said.

“The OTIS Foundation currently has 19 properties across NSW, Victoria and SA – two of which are on the South Coast at Mollymook and Bawley Point. Both of our South Coast properties are booked to capacity so we are now seeking additional properties to meet the increasing demands.” Mrs Davis explained.

“Most of our network of retreats are donated by individuals who provide access to their holiday homes for selected periods throughout the year. Not only will OTIS take care of managing all bookings during the times specified as available, we reimburse utilities costs and cover cleaning and linen costs. Property donors are also eligible for a range of potential tax benefits.” Mrs Davis added.

Past OTIS guests have commented that the escape has been a pivotal turning point. Canberra based Anna Pyne, was an OTIS guest at the Tingira retreat in Bawley Point last month and says that her experience was the ideal treatment, “My stay  was quiet, peaceful and very relaxing.  My husband and I enjoyed the lovely walks along the many beaches in the area.” Mrs Pyne said.

“It is comforting to know there are people and organisations out there like the OTIS Foundation and its staff, who offer unconditional support during times of difficulty that some people are experiencing.”added Mrs Pyne.

Mrs Davis urged the local community to consider if they know someone who can help, “We are now calling on people in the local community who either own a holiday home on the South Coast region or know someone who does to come forward and help OTIS continue with its valuable work.” Mrs Davis added.

If you think you can help please contact Lynda Davis at the OTIS Foundation on 03 5444 1185.

 

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