A4C Receives $1000 grant in Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program
Athletes for Cancer announced today that it's KORU Survivorship Program received a $1000 grant from Toyota's 100 Cars for Good Program. Athletes for Cancer was selected as a finalist from over 4,000 applications nationwide in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving 100 cars to 100 organizations over 100 days.
"Athletes for Cancer is thrilled to have been selected as a recipient of a grant from the 2012 100 Cars for Good program,” said Tonia Farman, Executive Director.
"This was an incredible opportunity to showcase our survivorship program and increase our impact in lives affected by cancer. We hope that, at the least, people learned a little about the myths of surviving cancer and how our program helps."
Athletes for Cancer's KORU Survivorship Program, empowers teens and young adults with cancer to find healing and life-renewal through outdoor adventures such as surfing, standup paddling, and outrigger canoeing.
Here was a clip from our entry: A Sienna can be a major contributor to the cancer recovery and healing process. Here's how. As part of our Survivorship Program, we use minivans for gear and survivor transport to and from our activity venue. We quickly learned that each minivan became an energy source and space for healing. The most intimate discussions about survivor experiences with cancer was in the cars driving to and from our next activity. The girls discussed candidly the moments they learned they couldn't have kids. Brain cancer survivors discuss fears of re-diagnosis. Discussions abound of fertility, surgeries, chemo, losing hair, losing brain cells, losing friends, and losing their identities. The walls protected the conversations, allowing them to be free. Suddenly, we looked to our minivans as the vehicles for channelling strength and promoting life renewal as part of the healing process. The Sienna is not just a car for us, it's a vehicle for changing lives.