What better way to tell cancer to “go take a hike” than to take one yourself deep into the wonders of the Canadian wilderness? For the past 25 years, On the Tip of the Toes Foundation has been helping young cancer survivors do just that – leave their illnesses behind while working as part of a team to explore Canada’s vast geography.
The expeditions lasting anywhere from four to 10 days, which are offered free of charge to participants in remission from cancer for less than five years, allow young people to discover the wilderness while hiking, kayaking, dogsledding, snow shoeing or snowmobiling. Once the expedition is complete, participants come to realize that they can be stronger than cancer, no matter what lies ahead on the path to recovery.
We, at Power Corporation, believe that the Tip of the Toes Foundation offers great gains for young people allowing them to experience adventure; pleasure and joy of living; to meet other youths undergoing similar experiences; to make new friends; to connect with nature; to live new experiences; to get out of daily routines and to surpass oneself; to take a moment to enjoy life; to experience well-being; and overall, to gain powerful inner strength!