A Letter From Our Founder
From Our Founder
January 1, 2012
Cancer survivors learn many lessons along their cancer journey. One lesson is that adversity can lead to personal growth. The cancer journey challenges us to discover the strength and courage in each of us, while learning that we may occasionally need to rely on the talents and support of others. Cancer forces us to re-order our priorities. It teaches us that life is a blessing and that we shouldn’t let a single minute go un-lived... (read more)
Young, old, man, woman. Together we become one community. Together, we start again.
Above + Beyond isn't about the past. It's about the future. It's about the moments that we've been given back. It's about new priorities. New perspectives. New ways to approach old problems.
Sure there are going to be tough days. We believe in tough days. We treasure them. Because we know that tough days make us stronger. And that strength beats fear.
Without fear we see the world with new eyes. Our world. With all its mystery and excitement.
Without fear, life begins. Again.
The Kilimanjaro Story
Above + Beyond Cancer provides experiences for cancer survivors that change lives. Along the way we create communities of advocates that have learned to find possibility in what may seem impossible and who share the mission to find a cure.
In January we took a team of cancer survivors and caregivers on an expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Along the way we performed the world's highest Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.
This is the story:
Why We Do It
Our inspiration comes from you. And Odetta and Jill and Janet and Dorothy and Alvin and Cate ... and Chris... and everyone who believes that how it is today isn't how it has to be tomorrow.
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