Sun day, fun day for Nashville-area cancer survivors

You know those random acts of kindness that just make you go "AWWWW" and tear up a little bit? Well, folks, we had one right here in Nashville.  A local Cadillac dealership out of  Pembroke

You know those random acts of kindness that just make you go “AWWWW” and tear up a little bit? Well, folks, we had one right here in Nashville.  A local Cadillac dealership out of  Pembroke Pines, FL, offered up 10 tickets to Nashville Shores, an outdoor paradise and water playground for families.   Tickets included access to the water park and a catered meal.  The Women Survivors Alliance was contacted about locating ten survivors who might want a day of fun in the sun, and we had no trouble finding some takers!

Vera Cadillac Buick GMC owner Luis Vera wanted to do something to celebrate his anniversary of being cancer-free and made this generous donation to 10 local cancer survivors as part of  the 2016 Saturn Reunion, an event they co-sponsored at Nashville Shores. Each person also received a gift bag from Kennon Calhoun, a corporate sponsor of the event.   John Calhoun, principal of Kennon Calhoun Workshop, supplied bags for the cancer survivors and said he hopes that they all enjoyed a family-fun filled day.Nashville Shores Picture

What a wonderful way to celebrate being cancer-free and to give cancer survivors an opportunity to enjoy a day of fun.  Kudos to Mr. Vera and to Kennon Calhoun for making this possible!

Perhaps this will challenge our NFD readers to “pay it forward” and participate in your own random act of kindness.   There is nothing like the feeling you get when doing something for others!

Oh – and if you are in the market for a new vehicle, please reach out to Mr. Vera! I am sure he would love the opportunity to do business with you! And if you are interested in more information about Kennon Calhoun Workshop, just give us a shout.


Cindy Chafin
Cindy Chafin, M.Ed., MCHES® serves as editor-in-chief of Unconditionally Her. Through her many years as a masters-level certified health educator and 18-year employment in a higher education setting – as well as several years as a graduate and doctoral student – she has written countless articles, essays, publications, grant applications, proposals, reports, and other technical and creative writing documents. In addition to her training and professional work experience, she spent four years as volunteer editor of New Focus Daily, a publication of the Women Survivors Alliance, a national women cancer survivors-focused organization based in Nashville, Tennessee.
While serving as editor of Unconditionally Her, a women-focused magazine which provides content on anything from recipes, travel, books, and everything in between, she has a special interest in fitness, health, and well-being. She is certified by the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and was part of the first cohort to receive master's level designation. NCHEC certifies health education specialists, promotes professional development, and strengthens professional preparation and practice. She is proud to be a CHES® and has been a public health professional for many years after receiving her graduate degree in health promotion and education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She was a personal trainer and group fitness instructor for many years and looks forward to re-engaging with women one-on-one as a health coach pending completion of her certification and doctoral degree to supplement her public health and academic work.

She currently is the Associate Director for Community Programs for the Center for Health and Human Services at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, located just outside of Nashville, where she has been a project director of multiple grants since 2002 and served as interim director from 2015-2018. Cindy offers her consulting services and volunteer hours under the umbrella of Community Health Collaboratives, LLC which she founded in 2002 for organizations such as Unconditionally Her and other non-profit and charity organizations. She is pleased to promote empowerment and confidence of women readers across the globe, and to provide inspiration, motivation, and voice for social change through her role as editor-in-chief of Unconditionally Her.

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