OTIS & PAUL GRAY

The Otis Foundation provides free retreats for women, men and their families who are facing the challenges of breast cancer.

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The Otis Foundation provides free retreats for women, men and their families who are facing the challenges of breast cancer.

 

Located in beautiful surrounds, The Otis Foundation currently has 17 retreats across Victoria, NSW and South Australia. Our retreats provide guests with ‘the gift of time and space’ where the focus is on the guest having a quiet and peaceful environment to rest, rejuvenate and reflect.

Otis came to the attention of Paul Gray after his wife Kerri was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, it was Paul and Kerri’s realisation “that a short break can make a hell of a difference to those dealing with breast cancer”, that led them to be advocates and supporters of The Otis Foundation.

 “Kez would be wrapped with this”

Kerri planted the seed to build a house for The Otis Foundation and following her passing in 2011 Paul approached Otis and offered to build ‘a retreat for women going through breast cancer’ in memory of his beloved ‘Kez’. Paul believes the building of ‘Kez’s Hideaway’ will honour Kerri, who loved her family time and delighted in the tranquility of a beautiful home and flourishing garden. Paul said “for us to be in a situation to be able to give something of value to other families and friends with breast cancer is a small thing, after such a big loss.”

‘Kez’s Hideaway’ is a perfect addition to The Otis Foundation’s retreats and honours the importance Kerri placed on family, the tranquility of a home and flourishing garden.

“Kez would be wrapped with this”, said Paul.

 

 Why it Matters

 

Put simply, Otis offers a retreat – a place to step aside.

The Otis Foundation is about nurturing and support, we care and understand the myriad of issues that breast cancer diagnosis and treatment brings and the time demands of medical appointments and procedures and the relentless emotional strain. We believe in the need to take time out and allow guests to escape to tranquil surroundings without any concerns about cost.

 Our retreats provide the opportunity to rest, reflect, reprioritise and rejuvenate – it’s why Kez’s Hideaway is such an extraordinary gift!

Anyone facing the challenges of breast cancer or undergoing treatment is warmly welcomed at The Otis Foundation. Partners, family and friends are welcome too!

We hope that our gift of time in a natural, tranquil environment helps our guests and their supporters. Vitality comes from within but it needs a quiet and peaceful place to flourish, many of our guests find time at our retreats nurturing and restorative and a short but important escape from a challenging time – it’s why Kez’s Hideaway is such an extraordinary gift!