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Tonia Farman, Founder & Director

Tonia FarmanTonia had a vision for Athletes 4 Cancer while going through her brother’s experience with Leukemia, and watching him battle for his life. Scott passed away in June 2007, and Tonia's efforts as an advocate for cancer prevention and support took off.

Tonia has served as a leader in action sports since 2001 managing marketing efforts for various brands and contributing to publications. She now devotes her time to coming up with innovative & life-empowering programs that focus on cancer survivorship. She was one of three national recipients of SELF Magazine's annual Women Doing Good Award for her work with Athletes 4 Cancer and also received Livestrong's Critical Mass Effect Award for her work with adolescents and young adults with cancer. 

Milissa Martin - Lead Counselor, Camp Koru

Milissa MartinMilissa has led hundreds of groups and individuals on adventure retreats with a focus on the special and specific needs of cancer patients and survivors. She has also led over thirty camps specifically for the adolescent and young adult population.

Most recently Milissa has added various yoga disciplines with an acro-yoga focus to her list of talents, bringing a wonderful mind and body awareness focus to the Camp Koru repertoire. WFR-certified.

 

Amazing Talents

Photo & Video Staff: These talented individuals bring the camps and events to life long after they are over in beautiful imagery and videos. Their stunning photography and storytelling helps us communicate the magic that happens and we could not do it without them.

Richard Hallman

Tamar Melen

Tracy Kraft Leboe

Skip Armstrong

Chris Aguilar

Kris Ostness

Key Volunteers:

Alina Aaron: Alina is a Logistics Wizard, orchestrating plans, people and details for our biggest fundraiser, Kiteboarding 4 Cancer, from behind a curtain. Well, maybe just from behind a laptop, but we rarely see her, so she might as well be the Wizard! 

Christina "Coral" Heesacker: Christina comes to us from the Children’s Cancer Association in Portland, Oregon. A childhood cancer survivor herself, Christina’s life was “changed forever” after she attended her first A4C camp in April 2011. She attended her second camp as a volunteer and is now an evangelist of inspiration for the A4C Survivorship Program.

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