What to expect from the All-Alumni Leadership Conference?  

As always, the conference will provide a tranquil environment conducive to connecting and collaborating. Opportunities to lead workshops or discussions will be extended to participants. You will enjoy the same scheduling as in the past as the conference agenda will be balanced with time to explore wellness and mindfulness activities. Be ready after this long hiatus to reconnect, share your knowledge and experience and find another “ah-ha” moment with colleagues! Come join us as we explore the overarching themes of:


  • Collaboration: Celebrations & Challenges
  • Integration: Equity and Inclusion in Cancer Care
  • Balance for the Advocate

Agenda for 2022 All-Alumni Escape to THRIVE Conference

Please note that the *items have mandatory attendance.

Sunday, May 15

4:00 pm   * Kick-Off Group Activity

5:00 pm   * Welcome Reception with Sponsors/Partners & Opening Remarks

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm   * Group Dinner with Fellow Advocates

Monday, May 16

6:30 – 8:00 am     Breakfast with Networking

8:30 am – 9:15 am   * Insight Group Sessions with Sponsors/Partners

9:15 am – 11:30 am   Small Group Activities/Wellness Classes

11:30 am – 12:30 pm   Lunch with Optional Table Discussion Topics

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm   * Collaborations: Celebrations & Challenges                                                                (Interactive sessions led by participants)

5:15 pm – 6:00 pm    Memory Tree Ceremony

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm    No-Host Reception/Gathering

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm   Dinner Open Seating

Tuesday, May 17

6:30 am – 8:00 am   Breakfast with Networking

6:00 am – 1:00 pm   Small Group Activities/Wellness Classes

11:30 am – 1:00 pm   Lunch with Optional Table Discussion Topics

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm   * Wellness and Balance for the Advocate                                                                    (Interactive sessions led by participants)

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm   Dinner Open Seating

7:15 pm – 8:15 pm   Evening with Tony Redhouse at the Kiva

Wednesday, May 18

6:30 am – 10:00 am      Breakfast with Networking

6:00 am – 1:00 pm    Small group Activities/Wellness Classes

11:30 am – 12:30 pm  Lunch with Networking

12:45 pm – 5:00 pm   * Integration: Equity and Inclusion in Cancer Care                                                   (Interactive sessions led by participants)

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm   *Group Dinner with Fellow Advocates 2011-2020

Thursday, May 19

6:30 am – 8:00 am   Breakfast with Networking

8:00 am – 10:00 am   * Reactions and Reflections:  Tying It All Together


Now approaching its 10th year, Escape to THRIVE was designed by and for cancer advocates. It combines features of a national leadership conference with collaboration and self-care components to support advocates to continue their work effectively – all with the ultimate goal of improving cancer patient education and outreach. No other conference offers this balance of learning and skills to embrace the WHOLE advocate – professionally and personally. A research study is underway to evaluate the efficacy of this transformative conference format. Be part of the collaboration!

Advocates representing over 100 organizations from around the country have attended, and many have participated more than once.

Sponsorship benefits to your company:

  • Time to network with key advocate leaders from organizations representing a variety of cancers. Advocates represent not just a single viewpoint but many voices, issues, and stories;
  • Informal opportunities to discuss issues and topics your company is interested in. Learn the advocates’ perspective through insights, comments, and discussions. Glean much information in a short period of time;
  • Build your company’s network of reliable and capable advocates for the future;
  • Excellent opportunity for key or new company employees to learn about cancer patients and their issues from the “inside” by attending workshops alongside advocates. (Available for select sponsorship levels);
  • Ensure attendance by your selected key advocate or company representative. (Available for select sponsorship levels)

For more information about sponsoring Escape to THRIVE, contact mindy@bagitcancer.org