Ambassadors of Hope
Our Ambassador Program allows participants who have gone through the Camp Koru program to represent Athletes for Cancer while paying it forward for someone to attend our survivorship camps.
Ambassadors reach out to their local healthcare community, young survivor groups, and cancer facilities to spread the word about Camp Koru. Ambassadors promote the Athletes for Cancer mission of impacting lives affected by cancer through an active and healthy outdoor lifestyle.
Our current Ambassadors of Hope:
Sean Burlette : AKA "Rango"
Rango went through Camp Koru #4. This Texan boy's energy and enthusiasm was instantly contagious at camp and immediately jumped right into being an Ambassador for A4C. He also recently earned a position on the Young Adult Advisory Council to help young people newly diagnosed navigate their way through their cancer.
Region: South, Texas
Nina Garkavi : AKA "Ninja"
Nina went through treatment at Seattle's Children's Hospital. After her Camp Koru experience in Fall of 2012, she wasted no time in getting out to spread the word to other survivors, and proudly represents A4C at events with enthusiasm and fervor! She is also the star in our most recent video. Ninja likes to surf, ski, wear the most badass scarves and generally kick ass.
Region: Pacific Northwest, Seattle
Emily Saunders : AKA "Resource Queen"
Emily is an Ambassador from Camp Koru #3, but has volunteered at Camp 4 and at headquarters in Hood River. Emily has worked at various "cancer camps" including Camp Mak-a-Dream for kids, teens, and young adults currently going through treatment. She also just completed her Masters Thesis on Programming for Young Adult Cancer Patients/Survivors. So fitting Emily!
Region: Pacific Northwest, Oregon