The Big Cancer Hook-up!

Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) wants to hold national events to bring people together whenever possible, and we are very excited to host the fifth annual Big Cancer Hook-up on February 17, 2018! The Big Cancer Hook-up is a national event providing opportunities for young adult cancer survivors and supporters to get together in their local communities and connect, reconnect, be inspired, and have fun.

We expect hundreds of young adult cancer patients, survivors, supporters, and caregivers to tune in for another awesome event! We broadcast live to computers, tablets, cell phones all over the country, and to projectors set up in 13 host cities including St. John’s, Halifax, Kamloops, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and Victoria!


Mitchell Harvey

Mitchell was diagnosed with germinoma (brain cancer) at a time when he was supposed to be getting his life started.⠀

He said, “None of my friends could relate to what my wife and I were experiencing. Cancer can be a very isolating sickness.”




Seanne Heath

Seanne underwent a bone marrow transplant when she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at 31.

She says she often felt “robbed” of normal as a young adult. “In a season of life where it felt like we should be enjoying life the most and getting on our feet a bit financially, we had this intense curve ball that threw everything up in the air. The sickness, the unknowns, the financial pressure, the unnatural separation from my family, the cessation of my work, a stop to everything normal and all of the new overwhelming realities of cancer and treatment made me feel trapped and helpless at times.”

Stephanie Lushman

Despite being in remission after being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia at 31, Stephanie says she is still struggling with having to move home with her parents, having extremely limited energy and strength, and feeling depending on everyone for support.




Thank you to this year’s sponsors:

Past events