A prayer flag is a colorful rectangular cloth, often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas. The flags are inscribed with prayers and are used to bless the surrounding countryside. Local people believe that when the flags blow in the wind, the prayers are being spoken.
Above + Beyond Cancer uses prayer flags to create tributes to individuals who are fighting cancer, and as memorials for friends and family who have lost a life to cancer. The flags are created and collected by participants in our field programs, and then carried during our journeys.
They are the source of our inspiration, and they fill our journeys with hope and meaning.