There are so many wonderful community groups and nonprofits in Colorado that get cancer survivors together for social outings, outdoor adventure, fitness and other interests.
Here is a list of some of my favorites:
Live By Living provides transformative outdoor experiences for cancer survivors and their caregivers. Our day hikes, snowshoe outings, and cancer survivor retreats are structured to help you build up your strength and stamina, to find solace in the beauty of nature, and make new friends with people who understand what you’ve been through.
Epic Experience empowers adult cancer survivors and thrivers to live beyond cancer through free week-long adventures in the Colorado Rockies. Adventure camps help cancer survivors to ski, paddle, and ride past those three words, “I have cancer.”
First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures or young adults (18-39) impacted by cancer.
Community Outreach and Support
One of the most difficult results of being hospitalized is the lack of control over everyday decisions, so our goal is to give them back a sense of power by giving them the ability to choose comfort items for themselves and their caregivers and the opportunity to connect with others, making the cancer journey a bit brighter.
The Dear Jack Foundation provides impactful programming that directly benefits adolescents and young adults (age 18 - 39) diagnosed with cancer in order to improve quality of life and create positive health outcomes from treatment to survivorship for patients and their families.