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Athletes 4 Cancer and Timberline host ski & snowboard camp for young cancer survivors.
Athletes 4 Cancer has been empowering adolescent and young adult cancer survivors to find healing and life-renewal through surfing and the natural healing of the ocean environment. Now, they’re taking their model to the mountains, adding snowboarding and skiing to their adventure-as-therapy list for cancer fighters and survivors.
Teaming up with Timberline Ski & Snowboard School to provide professional snowboarding instruction and support, Athletes 4 Cancer will run their first Snow Survivorship Camp April 11-14 at Timberline.
Athletes 4 Cancer’s camps run for 3-6 days, and are set in locations accommodating a safe learning environment for participants. Survivors are given the proper tools, professional instruction, and focused encouragement required to take on new challenges in a safe and controlled setting, such as with skiing or snowboarding. The camp serves as a vehicle to channel strength, promote life renewal, and fuel passion for a healthy and productive life ahead after cancer.
Athletes 4 Cancer Director, Tonia Farman, on the program:
“Cancer turns life upside down, especially at 27 years old when you least expect it. The anxiety of relapse, the after-effects of chemo, and the fear of moving forward in life are common post-treatment issues that go unaddressed. We utilize outdoor adventures like skiing to help survivors face their fears and embrace life after cancer. The healing is in the experience and the relationships they make at camp. Being at Timberline will be an incredible experience!”
Athletes 4 Cancer’s Snow Program Coordinator, Lisa Kosglow, is spearheading camp coordination with Timberline. Kosglow spent 13 years competing on the Snowboard World Cup and is a 2 time Olympian. Retired from competition, she focuses her time on leading adventure camps in the Columbia Gorge and fostering the Athletes 4 Cancer Snow Survivorship Program.
Athletes 4 Cancer is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, IRS tax ID #42-1737854. We fund our programs and charities solely through tax-deductible contributions from private individuals, corporations and foundations.
Donate/Share your support of A4C’s Snowboard Survivorship Camp: http://www.crowdrise.com/A4CsnowboardCamp/fundraiser/athletes4cancer
CONTACT: Athletes 4 Cancer
Lisa Kosglow, A4C Snow Program Coordinator
Tonia Farman, A4C Director
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