Young adult cancer support organization expands to the UP

AU TRAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - The young adult cancer support nonprofit organization, True North Treks, is expanding to Au Train.

The organization will be housed in the four story retreat style home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's last apprentice, Herbert Fritz, Jr.
The building on the shores of Lake Superior embodies the spirit and style of the iconic architect.

This new space is will be called the WALDEN Institute where young adults with cancer and their caregivers can experience countless positive opportunities in nature.

Here cancer patients between the ages of 18 to 39 can get reconnected with nature, other people and themselves through meditation and yoga training.

True North Treks will also offer back country excursions into Pictured Rocks, Porcupine Mountains and other U.P. trails.

"It really has this nature looking quality to it, it's built into the cliffs and one of the rooms into the house actually has the side of the cliff as a wall and so we are just super excited to be able to grow in this direction," said Escanaba native, David Victorson, the founder of True North Treks.

Renovations to the house will take place this summer before welcoming groups in for trips in 2019.

For more information and updates on this new institute with ways you can help, click here.