Athletes 4 Cancer is dedicated to enriching lives impacted by cancer through the healing power of the elements and the tenacity of the human spirit. Essentially, Athletes 4 Cancer rebuilds lives after cancer.
We recognize an immediate need for viable resources and survivorship-focused programs in our community. Cancer survivors face unique challenges after cancer, with life turning upside down physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Cancer may have spared these individual their lives, but the scars left behind are often more severe than the fight itself. Athletes 4 Cancer's primary program focus is helping young adults rebuild their lives after cancer.
We use adventure-based experiences such as surfing, outrigger canoeing, standup paddling, skiing and snowboarding, as channels of healing, achievement and life-renewal that treat the mind, body, and soul. Athletes 4 Cancer’s programs aim to help young survivors not just survive, but thrive in all aspects of life, inspiring others facing cancer to do the same.
- "There is a quality of compassion and truth amongst people who understand the fragility of mortality. I am thankful for everything you do to help others who struggle as survivors." – Marisa, aka "Wolf Rider"
Camp Koru Survivorship Program
Our Camp Koru Survivorship Program is a multi-day adventure camp that introduces survivors to the snow or ocean environment, empowering them to find healing, strength and achievement through surfing, standup paddling, outrigger canoeing, snowboarding, and other outdoor adventures.
Our goal after camp is to transform survivor outlook on life, empower them to find confidence to thrive as they move forward in life, and inspire others facing cancer to do the same. We like to tell people that we empower survivors to discover their ass-kicking potential.
Our camps for 2016:
March 27-April 2, Skiing & Snowboarding: Oregon
April 17-23, Surf & SUP: Hawaii
April 25 - May 1, Surf & SUP: Hawaii
Nov. 6-12, Surf & SUP: Hawaii
Nov. 14-20, Surf & SUP: Hawaii