KB4C helps Athletes 4 Cancer expand programs into the Bay area
The 2016 Kiteboard 4 Cancer event raised funds for us to expand our programming where there is the most demand, and one of those regions is San Francisco and surrounding areas. Athletes 4 Cancer had a growing number of applicants from California to our current programs in Oregon and Hawaii. We also recognized the great capacity in the Bay area for program collaboration with some of the top healthcare and cancer facilities in the country. With that said, we are thrilled to announce the expansion of two new programs for young adult cancer survivors in the Bay Area!
In collaboration with Stanford Cancer Center and the Stanford Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Program, Athletes 4 Cancer is planning This is Life, a workshop retreat designed to help young survivors build an essential-skills toolkit for navigating life after cancer. The exact date for the 2017 This is Life in SF is still TBA, but is scheduled to be sometime in the Fall.
The second program we are starting in the Bay area is Kite it Out, a one-day outdoor event that revolves around flying kites for fun, designed to give young adult cancer survivors respite from daily life with, and after, cancer.
We are currently seeking sponsors and volunteers for both programs - please email us at info at athletes4cancer.org to get involved.
With the focus on program needs first, we realized it was not realistic to also start and run a Kiteboard 4 Cancer in San Francisco as well. We aim to be truly authentic about what we do, and impact-focused programming needed to come first before running an event in a new location. We invite the community to be a part of the work we do in the bay area through volunteering and support of these programs!