The Boards of Hope Project is the embodiment of design, process, and the elements as channels of healing, purpose, and life.
Boards of Hope began when 19-year old Scott Farman desperately sought to be outside. Instead, he was confined to a hospital bed battling leukemia, waiting for a bone marrow donor, and fighting for his life. Through that battle, Scott created powerful works of art in his hospital bed that today remain his legacy and inspiration for others to find healing through art & the outdoors. Scott’s legacy continues today at Camp Koru with an art space for participants’ to express their own personal journey with cancer.
This year we have some special contributors to Boards of Hope.
Gerry Lopez (The Legend) and Fletcher Chouinard (FCD Surfboards) of Patagonia. These boards were hand-shaped especially for Kiteboarding 4 Cancer by Gerry and Fletcher and will be up for bidding online and then at the live auction. Online bidding goes from Saturday, June 22nd until midnight on Friday, July 12th. Bidding will then move to the Live Auction at 6:00 pm July 13th at the Kiteboarding 4 Cancer event in Hood River, Oregon. You can get a jump on the bidding online and even place your top bid if you can’t make the live auction at the event. This is done by placing proxy bids (entering the max that you are willing to pay) if you are unable to attend the live auction. Boards were generously hand-crafted and donated by Patagonia, Fletcher Chouinard, and Gerry Lopez. For more information on Boards of Hope, check out the A4C website.