The 20th Annual Climb

More than 70 people made their way up Signal Hill in St. John’s for the 20th Annual Climb on September 22, 2019. We raised over $9,200 to fund digital, local, and national programs to help young adults living with, through, and beyond cancer.

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Photo diary: Retreat Yourself Adventure 2019

YACC’s program director, Karine Chalifour, posts daily recaps on Facebook during Retreat Yourself and Survivor Conference. Here is a compilation of what she saw and felt during Retreat Yourself Adventure based in Rocky Harbour, NL from September 12-16, 2019.

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YACCtivist: Alex Mandarino

“I was an active and bright-eyed kid before cancer. When I was diagnosed, I felt alone, lost, and disconnected from all of those around me.”

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YACCtivist: Andrea Whittle

“YACC has helped me tackle depression and isolation through workshops on how to thrive after diagnosis, and by connecting me to hundreds of young adults dealing with cancer across Canada.”

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YACCtivist: Ashley Stead-Morine

“My first interaction with YACC included spilling all of my fears on the Facebook group. The responses from YACCers — strangers to me at that point — brought more comfort than hearing ‘you’ll be OK’ from my mother.”

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