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Live By Living

Cause Area

  • Health & Medicine
  • Sports & Recreation


2381 S Lupine StLakewood, CO 80228 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Live By Living connects cancer survivors (and caregivers) with nature, one another, and their own inner resources. Our programs combine the proven benefits of exercise, the solace of nature, and camaraderie of shared experience to create a powerful experience that helps survivors regain their bearings, refresh their spirits, and restore their vitality.


Live By Living offers day hikes and snowshoe outings most weekends of the year. We also offer 2-night cancer survivor/caregiver retreats several times a year (14 retreats in 2018). On our retreats, survivors either hike to remote cabins and spend 2 nights and 3 days in a spectacular wilderness setting, or enjoy the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park from a base in Estes Park. Between 2009 and mid-2018, Live By Living has conducted 59 retreats and nearly 400 day trips. Over 1,000 people have attended retreats, and thousands have participated in hikes and walks.

Live By Living is based in Colorado, and offers activities in several locations throughout the state. It recently opened a chapter in Illinois, and a second one in Iowa is in the planning stage.

Live By Living's goal is to offer its services nationwide, so that survivors anywhere can reap the emotional, psychological and physical benefits of its nature-based, healthy lifestyle programs.


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