Tonia Farman, Founder & Director
Tonia had a vision for Athletes for 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 served as a leader in action sports since 2001 managing marketing efforts for various brands and contributing to publications. Tonia founded the Women’s Kiteboarding Association, which instructs and promotes women in sport through community-supported clinics. She was one of three national recipients of SELF Magazine's Women Doing Good Award for her work with Athletes for Cancer.
Milissa Martin - Camp Coordinator, Surf
Milissa 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.
Christina Heesacker – Intern
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.