The Project Athena Foundation is dedicated to helping women survivors of medical or other traumatic setbacks achieve their adventurous dreams. The foundation provides travel expenses, coaching, equipment, and the encouragement and inspiration needed to help these women make the life-affirming transition from survivor to athlete.
The foundation offers several yearly adventures that provide mental and physical challenges in a noncompetitive environment. The goal is to have something to look forward to, a goal set to accomplish, and surround yourself with like-minded people. In 2017-2018, the foundation is offering the following adventures: San Diego Harbor to Harbor Trek; Santa Barbara Adventure Race; Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim Trek; San Diego Cove to Harbor Marathon Trek; and Florida Keys to Recovery 2017.
A medical or traumatic setback can be defined as, but is not limited to cancer, congenital defects, neurological disorders, autoimmune disorders, amputees, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis in March, June, September, and December.
Visit the Project Athena Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.