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Researchers at Memorial University are seeking young adult cancer survivors to participate in an online health survey.

By Heather Bonynge Two of the questions I am most commonly asked as a cancer survivor is, “How did you feel when you were first told you had cancer?” and “What was the first thing you did after you were told you had cancer?” As I sit here writing this on the evening of my […]

As usual, Localife proved no one understands what it’s like to be a young adult dealing with cancer like other young adults dealing with cancer.

Kim and Keith Grant didn’t know anything about Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) when their daughter, Karalee, was diagnosed with olfactory neuroblastoma (cancer in the sinuses) in 2005 at the age of 19. They also didn’t know much about us two years later when Karalee travelled from Manitoba to Quebec for Retreat Yourself.

Once she went home, however, that all changed.

On December 5, 2015 Localife Calgary gathered for an old school holiday games night. The fun-filled event rang with laughter which made it the perfect antidote to a dark and chilly winter evening!

At our monthly team meetings, one of our crew members discusses one of our five values: strength, courage, commitment, heart, and trail-blazing. This is Lesley’s reflection from this month’s meeting.

It’s the time of year when the Internet is filled with gift guides from those for your best friend, to your mom, to your colleagues. We thought it would be fun to offer up a few suggestions of our own to help young adults affected by cancer live and love life.

Localife Calgary gathered to take in the University of Calgary Dinos volleyball match on Friday, November 20, 2015.

“None of us ever want to celebrate the day we were told we had cancer, but this day is often one that comes with a lot of confusion about exactly what we are supposed to do with it.”

We are thrilled to introduce you to the two newest faces here at YACC HQ!