Boards of Hope is a project that brings artists and the boards we ride together for an empowering display of art, healing, and action sports.

Inspired from the hospital bed of 19-year-old Scott Farman while fighting Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Scott turned to art for emotional release. In the process, Scott created powerful works of art that remain his legacy and inspiration for others to find healing through art & the outdoors.

This past weekend at the 2016 Kiteboarding 4 Cancer event in Hood River, Oregon, Athletes 4 Cancer invited fighters, survivors, those touched by cancer and artists of all mediums to submit entries for Boards of Hope. Boards of all types were recycled, repurposed and transformed into works of art to be exhibited and auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting the Camp Koru Young Survivorship Program.

Here are some of our favorites from the show:


“Galactic Dream” // Artist: Josh Patient


“Hole in my Heart” // Artist: Sandy Peraza (cancer survivor)


“Hope” // Artists: Leti Pacheco and Esli April Martinez













Bridge Tower with Mt. Hood // Artist: Mark Nilsson


“Surfacing” // Artist: Angela Bliss


“Sun Goddess” // Artists: Taja Adsit and Lauren Orr

“Surf Wizard” Artist: Dan Madden

“Surf Wizard” // Artist: Dan Madden













“Bliss” // Artist: Brandon Bowe


“Sara’s Window” // Artist: Sara (cancer survivor)


Learn more about KB4C in Tkb’s 2016 summer issue as Tonia Farman, the founder of Kiteboard 4 Cancer, looks back on 10 years of fundraising and fun. With the inception of the watersport survivorship camps her organization has pioneered, she’s created a compassionate community that makes a meaningful impact upon those affected by cancer.

Available here or at your local kite shop.

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