Park City Lodging, a local property management company, has worked, lived, and played in the Park City community since 1984. The company and its Summit County homeowners are dedicated to providing visitors a cozy and inviting place to stay while exploring the pristine mountains and relaxing scenery unique to the Wasatch Mountains. Since 2018, they’ve extended this warm welcome to a unique group of breast cancer survivors and thrivers both locally and from across the nation who come to Park City to attend free renewal retreats provided by Image Reborn Foundation.
An estimated one out of every eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer within their lifetime. This diagnosis forever changes lives – physically, mentally, and emotionally. Breast cancer patients and survivors frequently express feelings of anger, anxiety, despair, helplessness, loneliness, fear of death, and suicidal thoughts post-diagnosis. Image Reborn’s Renewal Retreats provide a weekend of relaxation, camaraderie, and a safe place to grieve, find hope, and the tools necessary to move forward. According to Image Reborn, one of the biggest challenges they face in being able to provide a retreat for every woman on their guest list (and long waitlist) is finding adequate accommodations.
This is where Rhonda and Heleena Sideris, the mother-daughter duo from Park City Lodging, came to the rescue. For the last 4 years, they have partnered with Image Reborn, both in connecting them with potential donors providing lodging at no costs as well as waiving their cleaning and administrative fees. Accommodations for these retreats are vital and create a homelike setting allowing for a healing tone that lingers throughout the weekend and beyond.
“We are honored to help further the mission of Image Reborn and forever grateful to our homeowners for their support. It is truly a privilege to have the opportunity to share our beautiful properties with these inspiring survivors.” – Rhonda
Image Reborn is hosting 15 retreats in Park City, Utah in 2022, and expecting up to 100 attendees. The housing for 7 of these 15 retreats was made possible because of Park City Lodging. In honor of their incredible generosity, Image Reborn will be honoring Park City Lodging during their Annual Night of Empowerment to be held at 7 pm on May 21, 2022. The event will be held at Adib’s Rug Gallery in Salt Lake City and tickets are available free of charge at www.imagerebornfoundation.org/noe22.
Image Reborn is a Utah-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization made possible through community support. Visit their website, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 801-679-3065 for more information.
Written by Bobbi Lord, MPA
Executive Director of Image Reborn Foundation