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George Karl Foundation. GKF is Live By Living’s largest funder. George Karl former coach of the Denver Nuggets, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, and Sacramento Kings. He is the 5th-winningest coach in NBA history. George founded GKF in 2012 to in 2012 to support a variety of cancer-related causes, including Live By Living.
Cancer League of Colorado. CLC is an all-volunteer organization that raises money for cancer research and survivor support. It has awarded more than $15 million in grants.
Colorado Cancer Coalition. CCC is a statewide collaborative working to eliminate the burden of cancer in Colorado. It publishes the Cancer Plan, a five-year framework to reduce the risk, incidence and mortality associated with cancer in Colorado. It also publishes a comprehensive resource directory that includes a broad range of support resources for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers, from financial assistance to meals, to groups like Live By Living.
Survivor support organizations
Young Empowered Survivors. YES! is a survivor support group primarily for women who were diagnosed before age 45 (but is open to the young at heart!). YES! is primarily an on-line organization.
Feisty Fit Females FFF is an exercise/education/support group for women survivors. It meets once a month, on the last Thursday of most months, generally in the south Denver area.
Avanti Therapy. Avanti provides theraputic exercise, symptom management and nutritional guidance to cancer patients who are in treatment or have completed treatment.
Boulder Sex Therapy Cancer and its treatment can adversely affect your sex life. Boulder sex therapy offers counseling and advice to help you reclaim your sexuality, develop skills to effectively work with sexual dysfunction, expand your awareness of your body’s innate wisdom, and enrich your life with healthy sexual expression.
Center for Oncology Psychology Excellence at University of Denver. COPE is the first graduate-level psychology program in the country to train psychologists to work with cancer patients and survivors. It partners with community cancer centers and offers counseling services to survivors.
Cancer Fitness Institute. CFI provides cancer survivors with affordable and empowering personalized exercise programs at several recreation centers around Colorado. CFI trains exercise physiologists and recreation professionals to work with cancer survivors.
Epic Experience offers free week-long outdoor experiences in Sweetwater, CO to adult cancer survivors and fighters. Through adventure based activities such as horseback riding, hiking, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, kayaking and upright paddleboarding, we push our participants and celebrate their accomplishments, all the while teaching them that cancer no longer defines them; that, in fact life does continue even after a cancer diagnosis.
First Descents. FD is a non-profit based in Denver that offers week-long camps where they teach survivors kayaking, surfing, or rock climbing.
Casting for Recovery. CFR offers 2-night fly fishing retreats for women breast cancer survivors at multiple locations in Colorado. Reel Recovery offers a similar program for men at a couple of Colorado locations.
Laura Kupperman Yoga. Group yoga classes and private sessions for survivors of any type of cancer, at any stage of recovery. Taught by Laura Kupperman, Certified Yoga Therapist and cancer survivor. Laura also leads Teacher Intensives for other yoga teachers who want to learn how to safely work with cancer survivors.
Ballard Nutrition, based in northern Colorado, offers a holistic approach to wellness, focusing on nutrition, preventative medicine and overcoming chronic illness. Ballard specializes in oncology patients. Services include grocery shopping and menu planning.
Huts and outdoor organizations
Tenth Mountain Division Hut Association. Tenth Mountain is a non-profit that manages a system of 29 backcountry huts in the Rockies situated between Leadville, Vail and Aspen. Tenth Mountain has been very generous in its support of Live By Living.
Colorado Mountain Club. Founded in 1912, CMC sponsors about 3,000 activities per year. Outings are scheduled mainly on weekends, and they cover a range of activities and degrees of difficulty.