RadiatingHope


Advancing cancer care globally

Welcome to RadiatingHope! We rise to great heights, literally, in order to touch the lives of cancer patients worldwide - and you can help!

Who we are


RadiatingHope is a 100% volunteer-run, mountain climbing, cancer-cure focused nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Our mission is to improve cancer care, specifically radiation oncology care, around the globe.

Founded by mountain-climbing radiation oncologists who want to help cancer patients around the world.

Learn more about us and our organization.
GHOS Tanzania 2014

How you can help!


There are a number of ways you can help us:

We need money to transport and install equipment to developing countries.
Make a donation

Honor a loved one and save lives by dedicating prayer flags that we carry to the world's highest peaks.

We need new or used radiation equipment and supplies.

We seek climbers of all skill levels to organize or join ongoing climbs at just about any time of the year!

Other ideas? We welcome partnerships, joint ventures and volunteers. Get in touch with us!

What we do


We provide radiation equipment to countries where cancer care is hard to find, and optimal treatments are sparse.

We do this in several ways: by raising funds and awareness through our climbs, prayer flags and other projects, and by forging partnerships with medical professionals and equipment manufacturers.

We create sustainable change as we educate communities, preserve cultural values, and build community relationships.

Learn more about our projects!

Greater Horn Oncology Symposium

Climb for the cure!
Follow your prayer flags on our blog
Success story in Senegal
Help us provide global access to radiation
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Follow our climbers live!
On March 17-23 a team of over 30 climbers will carry the prayer flags to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. Follow our GPS feed by clicking here

Why prayer flags?

Prayer Flags in honor of cancer patients
Our symbols include these Tibetan prayer flags which have come to represent strengh, hope, good health and well-being.

The flags are very fragile, and as the wind blows through them and they slowly unravel, pieces of fabric fly into the air and each strand represents a prayer of good hope for that person it represents.

So we raise funds by carrying prayer flags, dedicated to cancer patients by loved ones, on all our journeys. Up high mountains, mountains that take a lot of effort and training, the flags reach the summit where they are unfurled in honor of those down below who continue to overcome challenges of their own. Honorees, sponsors and friends can follow the flags' journeys on our blog.

Eventually, our climbers will place the prayer flags on a Tibetan shrine at the Base Camp of Mt Everest, where they will hang alongside many other flags, slowly releasing their threads one by one until they disintegrate into the wind.
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Honor a cancer patient
Purchase prayer flags here
Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings.

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
John Muir
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