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Kin announces new labyrinth for local cancer patients

Those in treatment and recovery now have a meditative outlet in nature

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Kin, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and all-inclusive wellness and support center providing free services through its unique 360-degree care model to cancer patients, their caregivers and local oncology healthcare workers across Bucks County, announced a new four-circuit labyrinth located at the center, 2325 Heritage Center Drive, Building 113, Furlong. The Kin Labyrinth was created to give the local cancer community an opportunity to take solo, group and facilitated walks to reduce stress and anxiety, and promote overall wellbeing.

“Kin’s mission is to positively impact the social, mental and physical aspects of our guests. Labyrinths, which date back 5,000 years and span the globe, fit nicely in supporting that mission,” said Kin director Kristina Fenimore. “I am creating programming around the Kin Labyrinth, and will have meditative walking sessions and events on our calendar for all our Kin guests. I am happy to extend an invitation to the entire Bucks County community and beyond, and welcome them to utilize and enjoy our labyrinth when they desire.”

“I have grown to love everything about the labyrinth and so enjoy sharing my passion as a labyrinth walk facilitator,” said Kin instructor Marlene Rosenblum. “Walking the path with others is very special, because the energy shared allows for a feeling of unity and acceptance regardless of our personal differences. We are each on our own path, hopefully finding peace on the path and an opportunity to share a little kindness. This labyrinth fits in so well with Kin’s mission to support our cancer community in a holistic approach. I look forward to facilitating walks and supporting Kin’s guests on this beautiful community labyrinth.”

The Kin Labyrinth was built through a grant secured for Kin by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick. Indigenous Ingenuities was hired to design and construct the labyrinth and the gardens. The labyrinth is wheelchair and walker accessible, with wider pathways and a unique surface which allows wheelchairs to roll with ease. The unique four-circuit model was previously used at St. Paul’s Cathedral, and was chosen given the space provided to house the labyrinth.

Kin plans to host many events at the labyrinth, with the first set for the next full moon on Friday, June 21. 

Locally, there is another labyrinth located next to the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown Borough.

A labyrinth is an ancient meditation tool. It is one path leading to the center and back out to where you began. You can walk a labyrinth alone or with many people. There is no right or wrong way to walk a labyrinth. Labyrinths have been known to spark creative flow, relieve tension and stress, and improve focus, self-awareness and inner purpose.

Visit welcometokin.org, call 267-544-5981 or email hello@welcometokin.org for more information.

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