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Review for River Discovery Inc, Boise, ID, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

River Discovery is a river rafting trip which serves a unique niche - adult cancer survivors and teen survivors (who travel with the parents.) This organization provides an Idaho raft trip for cancer survivors. Most of our group had recently completed treatment, so it was a particularly welcome relief to leave behind the daily medical grind and also the cell phones, e-mail.... We were able to focus on living. My son and I, both having undergone cancer recurrences in 2007, attended this trip in 2008. The River Discovery team is phenomenal, with a true love of the river and an appreciation for the environment and local lore. The outfitters provided top-notch equipment and phenomenal food including fresh fish, meat, vegetables and fruit. Our six days on the river involved idly riding the raft, the challenge of paddling a kayak thru the rapids, fishing and hiking, and exploring settlements and native American writing on the walls. After a personal loss to cancer, the River Discovery founders and board have succeeded in their goal of giving back by providing a unique experience for cancer survivors. It was apparent that this is a costly trip to outfit. The rafts, kayaks, camping gear and food not only need to be purchased and maintained, but also transported several hours to and from Salmon. I heartily endorse this nonprofit as worthy of your support.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The unique experience of spending a week on the river, camping under the stars, making new friends from across the country, all the while putting cancer on a back burner.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

phenomenal and first class. They truly knew the river, loved the local lore and appreciated the environment, all with attention to safety.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Client Served & As a cancer survivor, I had the opportunity to go on a weeklong raft trip with a fabulous group.