The story of Xan.

Among top fundraisers from years past is Camp Koru alumnus Xan Harwood-Karlik, better known by his power name “Hulk.”

He earned his power name. As a hang glider, crossfitter, former collegiate rower and now kiteboarder, Hulk’s strength has continuously surprised doctors throughout surgery, radiation, and multiple rounds of chemotherapy. According to Hulk, he’s in the best shape of his life.

He has vowed to tell the story of his journey openly in hopes of breaking down the stigma against cancer patients.

 
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With a stage 4 incurable diagnosis, Hulk continues to push boundaries and refuses to let cancer stop him from living life to the fullest. We think that’s awesome.

 
 
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Once you’ve been through the programs and join the Ohana, you have a new community by your side. For life.
 
 
 

WORDS FROM XAN —

Project Koru's programs change lives, but the camps and the retreats are just where it starts. Once you've been through the programs and join the Ohana, you have a new community by your side. For life. These are the people you can talk to completely without filter. They're the ones you can laugh with about your new bodily functions. They're the ones who grieve with you when you lose someone in your survival networks. They're the ones you call at 4am when you're in the ER and the doctor comes in and says 'I'm sorry but I have bad news; there's a mass in your brain.' And they SHOW. UP.

Your contribution to a Kiteboard 4 Cancer rider helps bring another deserving survivor into the fold.

But the programs are where it starts, and the barrier for entry is high. You have to beat cancer, at least once, to join this Ohana. Your contribution to a Kiteboard 4 Cancer rider helps bring another deserving survivor into the fold. You have the ability, with your donation, to change a life. And just maybe, you'll end up saving one too. It literally (yes, literally) saved mine (I'll tell that story at the event).

 
 
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Xan's story inspires us, but we know he's not alone.

#HarnessYourHulk and help Project Koru support survivors like Xan.

 
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