Project Koru helps young survivors to thrive through adventure-based experiences such as surfing, outrigger canoeing, standup paddling, skiing, and snowboarding to treat the mind, body, and soul.
Creating spaces for young cancer survivors to build community and have new adventures, this short film features the stories of three campers as they experience a week-long Camp Koru in Maui, Hi. These campers are able to unplug spend time with people their own age, who get it. They're young, living their life and moving forward after or during treatment.
Their strength and hope shines through as they work towards mental and emotional healing through shared stories and bonding. Despite their struggles, they are living life to the fullest!
Hood River, OR
“Kiteboard for Cancer is the economic engine that makes Project Koru camps run. Without that event, people don’t go to camp.” -Xan
For 13 years, athletes from all over the world have traveled to compete in Kiteboard 4 Cancer. The money raised during this event has funded Project Koru, giving survivors the opportunity to experience healing and community through outdoor adventure. Kiteboard 4 Cancer has raised over 1 million for cancer programs.
When we stepped up to produce a video for Kiteboard 4 Cancer, we wanted to produce more than a highlight reel, we wanted to share a story that showed the impact of KB4C on the lives of young adult cancer survivors. We hope that it continues to inspire others in the face of their trials and to support the amazing work that Project Koru and KB4C are doing.