Mission: River Discovery offers outdoor adventures for cancer survivors that promote healing and strengthening of the mind, body and spirit.
River Discovery Board of Directors, volunteers, and supporters work year round to create, build, and fund life changing outdoor adventures for cancer survivors and the people who love them. Programs are created to inspire, empower, and heal survivors of all ages and with any diagnosis.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 150 cancer survivors
Geographic areas served: United States
Programs: Adult adventure program - whitewater rafting week provided free to adult cancer survivors. Promotes self-confidence and esteem, physical fitness and good nutrition to improve survival rates and quality of life
1 day survivor and co-survivor program for survivors that promotes physical fitness and eating habits for both the survivor and co-survivor
3 day survivor and co-survivor program for survivors that promotes physical fitness and eating habits for both the survivor and co-survivor
kayak and stand-up paddle board programs for survivors that promote physical fitness for the survivor
I work on the Salmon River where the camp takes place. From my experience being on a rafting trip, I can only imagine what beauty and healing it brings to cancer survivors. Many organizations provide funds and services to those who are dealing with cancer, but clearly it is just as important to empower those who charge through their disease and give them a good foundation for the recovery process.
I through and through support this organization because the experiences that are provided for the attendants will last them for the duration of their lives. I know my adventures both playing and working on the Salmon have and will impact me for years to come.