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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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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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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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 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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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
Sarah Hunt

Sarah Hunt, ON

Myxoid Liposarcoma
Age at diagnosis:

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Community Story
After the Hook-up: Part 3

After the Hook-up: Part 3

Big Cancer Hook-up guest Paul Brace chats with Geoff about the right time to celebrate after cancer.

#Big Cancer Hook-up  #Paul Brace  #After The Hook-up  

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Community Story
After the Hook-up: Part 2

After the Hook-up: Part 2

Big Cancer Hook-up guest Paul Brace chats with Geoff about facing mortality.

#Big Cancer Hook-up  #Paul Brace  #After The Hook-up  #Mortality  

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Community Story
After the Hook-up: Part 1

After the Hook-up: Part 1

Big Cancer Hook-up guest Paul Brace chats with Geoff about spirituality.

#Big Cancer Hook-up  #Paul Brace  #After The Hook-up  

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Community Story
The 2019 New Year poem

The 2019 New Year poem

A member of the YACC community asked to publish their poetry anonymously, and we're always happy to help YACCers express themselves however they feel most comfortable. 

#Poetry  

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Survivor Profile
Jag Takhar

Jag Takhar, ON

Breast cancer
Age at diagnosis: 37

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Survivor Profile
Tori Zimmerman   

Tori Zimmerman   , AB

Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Age at diagnosis: 23

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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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The Firecracker Fund's first event donates $2,500 to YACC

When Lynsey Frangakis died in 2018, her family discussed what they could do to mark her birthday that year. Following her example, they decided to create a fund through the KW Community Foundation in support of three charities that impacted her life—YACC, the Ryan Saturno Patient Amenities Fund, and Hospice Wellington.

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Retreat Yourself BC reminds Christopher how to live

Christopher Stewart attended his first national program, Retreat Yourself BC, in December 2018. Read on for his feedback on the people, place, and program!

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YACC values: New year edition

We reflect on YACC’s values each month to keep us connected to our work of helping young adults live with, through, and beyond cancer, but since this is the first meeting of 2019, I want to use them as a guide for how my work can be more effective this year.

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Localife Vancouver: Ugly Christmas sweaters, bowling, pizza

On December 16, a group of us gathered at REVs Bowling Centre in Burnaby, BC.

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Happy holidays from YACC!

Every cancer, every stage, YACC has the backs of young adults dealing with cancer. Thank you for having ours.

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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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