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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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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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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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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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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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 Profile
Charlene Charles

Charlene Charles, ON

Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Age at diagnosis: 37

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Survivor Profile
Joanne Archibald

Joanne Archibald, ON

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Age at diagnosis: 25

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Community Story
Everything you ever wanted to know about my diagnosis

Everything you ever wanted to know about my diagnosis

Why do some people feel like they can ask me so many insanely personal questions?

#YACC News  #Survivor  #2017  #Shauna Kirby  

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Geoff's Blog
We're one month away from the 18th Annual Climb!

We're one month away from the 18th Annual Climb!

We've had another tough run at YACC this year, losing amazing people in our community like Justin, Megan, Stephenie, Jody, and others. I'm climbing in memory of them, and to give YACC more resources to help their cancer brothers and sisters.

#YACC News  #Geoff's Blog  #The Climb  #2017  

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Survivor Profile
Courtney Fleming

Courtney Fleming, ON

Brain cancer
Age at diagnosis: 27

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Survivor Profile
Dawn

Dawn, ON

Uterine cancer
Age at diagnosis: 38

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Geoff's Blog
Treason:

Treason: "He's a crook" (Part 2)

Despite the goodwill of charitable supporters and the belief that “it’s a great cause,” the trust and belief we charities are afforded on the revenue side is sharply contrasted with the treasonous accusations levied on the expense side of our organizations.

#YACC News  #Geoff's Blog  #2017  

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Survivor Profile
Alexander Mandarino

Alexander Mandarino, ON

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Age at diagnosis: 22

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Localife (just barely) saves St. John's from a zombie apocalypse!

Localife St. John's braved poor weather and the first full snowfall of the season on November 10 for our most recent event -- fighting against time to save Newfoundland from a zombie apocalypse!

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Localife Ottawa travels back in time

On Saturday November 3, Localife Ottawa traveled back in time to the night of June 21, 1994 when a group of scientists gathered in the depths of the Diefenbunker in the hopes of making the latest scientific breakthrough.

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YAC Prime receives a President's Award for Public Engagement Partnerships!

The YAC Prime project recently received a President's Award for Public Engagement Partnerships from Memorial University which "celebrates excellence in collaborative activities between the public and members of Memorial's community"!

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Pearlgate Track & Field continues to "Sjare the Spirit"

High five to everyone who took part in Pearlgate Track & Field's 4th Sjare the Spirit track meet in memory of Becky Sjare on September 16!

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Localife Edmonton gets "spooktacular"

We had a "spook-tacular" time sharing our stories, catching up with one another, and meeting new friends.

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Localife Calgary: You can't be bored with board games!

On October 22, 2018, Localife Calgary held a board game night at Hexagon Board Game Café -- and it was far from boring. 

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The Climb

Join us for YACC's annual Climb on September 22, 2019!

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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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Shave for the Brave

Shave for the Brave is YACC’s largest annual fundraiser. Host a shave or donate to school and community shavers to help support young adults dealing with cancer.

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