Are you a young adult living with cancer?
Sadly, Douglas, who was himself a young adult who had been through cancer ( he was diagnosed in 2006 with a rare form of cancer called Clear Cell Sarcoma) passed away on July 27, 2010. We had the chance to chat with Douglas a couple of times about his research and also on how we could best serve the young adult population. He was passionate and dedicated in helping his peers get the best care and support possible. I know some of you in the Calgary area also got to know and appreciate him. Thank you Douglas for what you did for the young adults and we feel privileged for the few discussions we had with you. Our thoughts go to his family and friends, and to our amazing community of survivors and supporters
Recently, we were contacted by Douglas Walker, a student in Social Work who have just begun a four-month practicum at the Canadian Cancer Society in Calgary, AB. Douglas is interested in conducting research as to the needs of Young Adults living with Cancer to be able to develop services that are relevant to this underserved population. To get some information, CCS will hold a focus group to discuss some of these issues with young adults.
Important: The date is changed to Thursday, February 25, 2010.