Sunday, August 7, 2011

The effects of being in nature

As many of you know I love the outdoors especially hiking, camping and anything that has to do with water and mountains.  Since my diagnosis, I have spent little time doing the things I love.   During this past year, I have been blessed to have several opportunities to be experience the activities I love so much.    I wrote recently about the trip to Montana with an organization called First Descents, but I never would have gone on that trip if it wasn't for my experience with on the Colorado River last August.   I wrote a blog about this amazing and challenging trip in a previous post.   Lessons Learned from Colorado

The canoe and camping trip was sponsored by a new organization called Solo Survivors.  Solo Survivors’ mission is to provide support for single people who are dealing with cancer. This is not a dating service, but rather a place to feel connected to a larger community of singles who are facing similar challenges for support, sharing and advice.  I have been very lucky to be working with this group and have gained much support from its members.

At the end of this month Solo Survivors is hosting its 2nd annual 3-day canoeing and camping trip on the Colorado River.  Since many single cancer survivors have financial constraints, the cost to participants is only $50.  This fee only covers a small percent of the total trip costs.   Will you help me in supporting this year’s trip so that others may have the same opportunity that I did?  

There are several ways to help:
  • Tax-Deductible Donation
  • Gift Cards to Costco or Whole Foods for food
  • Gas Cards for transportation
  • Hotel Points for out of town participants to stay before and/or after the trip
To make a tax-deductible donation go to:  Even a $10 or $25 dollar donation will make a big difference.   I am willing to give up my Starbucks addiction for a week, can you?

For any other donations, please contact me at  or

If you are a single cancer survivor and you would like to attend this trip, check out our event page on facebook  or the registration page   for more information.  

Thank you for your support. 

1 comment: said...

I can't always sign into your blog post, but I made it this time!

You just look better and better. So vibrant, so much to teach all of us about appreciating life and one another. I imagine there are times the uncertainties of your life are difficult, but you handle it all with such grace.