This is Life is a workshop series for survivors seeking renewal through education in practical matters and through arts and movement.


May 4-6 | Chicago, Illinois

Retreat & Ecology Campus

In partnership with

    Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University AYA Oncology Program 


Gilda's Club Chicago

(registration now closed)


OCT 12-14 | San Francisco, California

Hidden Villa

In partnership with Stanford AYA Oncology Program 


Nov 30 - Dec 2 | Baltimore, Maryland

Capital retreat center

In partnership with The Ulman Cancer Fund

Registration Opens September 24, 2018


  • In-nature, retreat-style workshop series

  • Free to survivors (excludes travel to/from program)

  • Ages 18-40 (diagnosed 15-39)

  • 3 day, 2 night weekend program

  • Open to new or Koru Alumni survivors

  • In partnership with local oncology programs

Experts in their respective fields and young adult cancer lead collaborative workshops meant to increase survivors' knowledge and skills in dealing with topics they want to learn more about, including:

New Normalacknowledging your identity as a survivor, how to cope and deal with fear of recurrence, parenting, managing late effects, and sex, dating, and relationships.

Lifestyle: alternative medicine and how can it help, becoming an advocate, mind body medicine connection.

Practical Matters: work and careers, starting or going back to school, tools for good financial health after cancer, and navigating insurance.

Movement: introduction to Qigong, hiking, and yoga.

Creativity: explore your cancer journey through photography, creative writing, or designing your own art project.