Camp Alegria Offers Retreat For Latinas Diagnosed With Cancer

February 15, 2008

Tampa, FL— If you are a Latina diagnosed with cancer, Campamento Alegria can offer the support, education and networking you need — in Spanish. It is the first oncology camp, providing all activities in Spanish, tailored to the Latina community.                     

The free camp is April 4-6 at Rotary’s Camp Florida in Brandon. Space is limited to 100 women, and applications are due Feb. 29. To receive an application, call camp coordinator Dina Martinez at (813) 745-6812 during the day or at (813) 979-4291 during evenings and weekends.

Activities during the three-day retreat are presented in Spanish. Topics will include stress management, education sessions, meditation and yoga, health and beauty, exercise, dance, nutrition, arts and medicine.

Camp Alegria is designed to empower Latina cancer survivors. It offers an opportunity for participants to rejuvenate and for survivors to bond.

“Camp Alegria provides an opportunity to meet long-term survivors, to learn, build friendships, and gain support. We will provide a retreat from the mental, physical and social stresses of cancer and its treatment, and come together to celebrate life,” Martinez says.

Campamento Alegria is presented by Latinos Unidos por un Nuevo Amanecer (LUNA) in collaboration with Morton Plant Mease Health Care, the Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network and the Moffitt Cancer Center. LUNA is a nonprofit organization that serves Latino cancer survivors.

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center ( is the only Florida-based cancer center with the NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center for its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer, as well as for ear, nose and throat. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.