Over the past few months, Above + Beyond Cancer has had the incredible privilege to work with the team at Eight Seven Central in Des Moines, IA to create a brand new website.  Today, we’re proud to reveal all of the hard work the team has put into making the Above + Beyond Cancer website a much more user-friendly, exciting, and inspiring experience for you.

The Journey

The Journey is where you can immerse yourself in the transformational journeys Above + Beyond Cancer takes with cancer survivors and caregivers.  Whether you want to read up on a past adventure we’ve taken, find out where we’re going next, follow along with a current journey, or even apply to join us in the future, The Journey is the perfect starting point.


Lymphoma Survivor Andy Fleming reaches for the sky during the 2012 Above + Beyond Cancer Spiritual Journey to the High Himalaya.

Are you inspired by what Above + Beyond Cancer does?  Do you want to learn more about how you can get involved?  Want to know what upcoming Above + Beyond Cancer events are happening in your area?  Our support page is stocked with everything you need to actively support what we do.


Alabama Native and Breast Cancer Survivor Suzanne Link gives Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Jeff Lawrence the thumbs up as the the two hike to the top up during the 2012 Spiritual Journey to the High Himalaya of Nepal with Above + Beyond Cancer.

We’ve made the donation experience much more user friendly.  You can now make a donation to Above + Beyond Cancer directly on our website.  We’ve also added options to make recurring donations, as well as the ability to donate in honor, or in memory of a loved one.

In honor of this new chapter of Above + Beyond Cancer, we’d like to share one of our favorite writings with you, “A Blessing for a New Beginning” by John O’Donohue.  Enjoy, And don’t forget to spread the word!

Blessing for a New Beginning by John O’Donohue

In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.

For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.

It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.

Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.

Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life’s desire.

Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

John O'Donohue

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