Alumni Ambassadors

River Discovery is proud to now offer an ambassador program 
which alumni volunteers have the ability to connect and engage
with prospective participants and our cancer community. 

 
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RENEE SMITH

More about Renee coming soon!

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EMILY MACMASTER

Emily is an attorney from Boise, Idaho, who battled breast cancer two years ago.   Her first day on the river, Emily laughed more than she had in a long time! Around the campfire that night, she found safety as she learned about new friends who understood, like her, what life unraveled from cancer feels like.  During the week, the stillness of the river and the canyon helped Emily to slowly unwind from stress and replace worry with peace. Emily looks forward to sharing this amazing opportunity with others.

 

 

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JOSIE HARRIS

Josie enjoyed every minute of the River Discovery Adventure:  drawn to the kayaks every day, swimming in the river most afternoons, photographing eagles and bighorn sheep, appreciating the stars at night, meeting and learning from new friends and reconnecting with nature and herself.  She had never camped before and found the whole experience exhilarating and is eager to spread the word about how powerful/healing the River Discovery experience can be.  Josie lives in Montclair, NJ with her husband and teenage son and has four grown step-children.  She had a rare sarcoma six years ago.