How we can help

There are many ways to take part in the YACC community. Connect through our private Facebook group; meet other young adults affected by cancer through our digital, local, and national programs; and read posts and profiles from other young adults who know what it’s like to face cancer in your late teens, 20s, and 30s.

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Reach out today to connect with YACC, finding support, and join our amazing community.

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Private Facebook Groups

We have multiple private facebook groups to connect you with other survivors, 24/7.

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Our Community

Connect with other young adults dealing with cancer through their profiles and stories.

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Our Programs

Our Programs range from simple meet-ups to mountain climbing, and much more!

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Primetown

A cancer summit for young adults and those who care for them
May 6-8, 2021

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Private Facebook Groups

Our private Facebook group is a very supportive space where you can ask questions or simply share what you are going through.

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Localife

YACC’s got your back! Join the Localife program in your city today! Meet great people who get it and have fun.

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YACCtivist

YACCtivists build the awareness and capacity of YACC so that the organization is able to reach more young adults with cancer, serve them with more programming opportunities, and change the future for young adults with cancer.

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Retreat Yourself Adventure

YACC meets adventure with the Retreat Yourself Adventure! Join cancer survivors and supporters as they push their limits in Newfoundland.

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Retreat Yourself

Retreat Yourself unites YACC community members and provides an opportunity to talk and share stories with people who get it.

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Big Cancer Hook-up

Connect and reconnect at the Big Cancer Hook-up! Join YACC community members, survivors, and supporters at this year’s national event.

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Survivor Conference

The Survivor Conference is the biggest annual reunion of YACC community members in Canada. Join us for empowering peer support.

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Community Story
Living with a fear of recurrence

Living with a fear of recurrence

In her latest blog post, YACCtivist Ashley writes about the balance of following her dreams with her fear of recurrence.

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Community Story
I hate you, but I'm grateful

I hate you, but I'm grateful

Marley previously wrote about reframing negative thoughts. Her latest post looks at the practice in a different way.

#Marley Cameron  #YACCtivitst blog  

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Survivor Profile
Lori Chen

Lori Chen, ON

Adrenocortical carcinoma and breast cancer
Age at diagnosis:

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Shave for the Brave: Mark

For our third Day of Brave, we are highlighting Mark Dobbin, one of the 2021 Shave for the Brave Ambassadors!

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We Get It: Mental health and distress

In this week's episode of We Get It, Karine chats with YACC community member Kai about mental health and distress.

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Shave for the Brave 2021: Archer

For our third Day of Brave, we are highlighting Archer Michaud, this year’s student Shave for the Brave Ambassador!

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Shave for the Brave 2021: Louise

For our second Day of Brave, we are highlighting Louise Bell this year’s YACC community Shave for the Brave Ambassador!

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We Get It: Accessibility

Ashley and Shiva discuss how they navigated ableism, racism, and relationship dynamics throughout Ashley's cancer experience.

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We Get It: Finding hope through the struggle

In this week's episode of We Get It, Karine speaks with Joe Bakhmoutski of Simplify Cancer about hope.

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The Climb

Join us for YACC's annual Climb on September 27, 2020!

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Third Party Events

Fundraising through private, third party events is a great way to support YACC! Do you have an event you’d like to host? Reach out!

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