Back in 2006, Fran and Joe Tonsmeire sought out to develop a program to support cancer fighters with the physical and emotional constraints they encounter. As ranchers from Lemhi, Idaho, and cancer survivors themselves, they realized the potential of their great home state. From there River Discovery was born! What they started would go on to help hundreds of survivors and their families. The Tonsmeires envisioned a safe, inspiring and empowering environment where survivors could cope with physical, social, psychological and spiritual struggles. Today, River Discovery hosts an array of retreats, trips and adventures that offer a natural environment that promotes rejuvenation inIdaho’s great outdoors.
Coming up on July 18th, River Discovery will host their annual Paddle Out Cancer event. It’s a fun float down the Boise River, with poker and gamestops along the way. Floaters show up in their best river swagger and even decorate their rafts, too! If you’ve never floated the Boise River, it’s truly an Idaho experience! At the end of the float, guests enjoy live music, food, prizes and more fun! This year, their Online Auction through Auction Frogs will wrap up at the event. Proceeds from the float and auction go to support River Discovery’s many restorative experiences they offer cancer fighters, survivors and their families. Their outdoor experiences benefit all ages! Some of the packages they offer are:
- Paddle Board Sessions
- One Day River Adventures for Youth/Teen Survivors & Families
- Three Day Adult Survivor & Caregiver Retreat
- Introductory Kayaking
- Signature Six Day Adult Survivor Main Salmon Adventure
With cancer rates staggeringly high, most people have either fought it themselves or have a loved one who has. Here at Auction Frogs, we’re honored to be able to work with a local non-profitthat puts survivors first and does so much to make a difference. If you live in this area and would like to participate in Paddle Out Cancer, tickets are available now.Out-of-towners always welcome, too! Hop on a flight and join the fun! The River Discovery Online Auction opened this morning, as well, and anyone can bid. (No plane ride required!) We wish River Discovery the best of luck with Paddle Out Cancer and all their adventures!