Eastern Health offers transition program for cancer survivors

The 2nd annual Surge for Cancer raises $25,000!

The second annual SURGE for CANCER at MAX was a huge success! Eighty-five participants pushed their bodies to the limit at the three-hour fitness event and raised over $25,000 to help young adults deal with cancer in Canada!

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Canada Post Community Foundation grants YACC $18,100!

Thank you to the Canada Post Community Foundation for selecting Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) as one of the 2013 grant recipients. Their gift of $18,100 will help young adults who are dealing with cancer access the 2014 Survivor Conference and Retreat Yourself programs.

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October is charity month at Atlantica

Atlantica, a seaside restaurant in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, NL, is giving back! Each Wednesday during October will feature eight-course tasting and wine pairings, and the funds raised will be divided between four local charities.

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Flashback to the beginning

As I came out of my first cancer challenge, I had this desire to be open with a new group of people, specifically about my cancer experience. This desire was really the seed that grew into YACC. I knew that if I was open and shared my story with other young adults, they would respond with compassion and an emotional connection would be formed.

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AGH! What is happening to my brain?

Dr. Heather Palmer has spoken on the topic of brain fog at a number of YACC events and she has written this article to help young adults learn how to manage the differences in cognitive function.

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A journey within a journey

It’s been just over four weeks since I said goodbye to some of the most incredible and inspirational people I will ever met. However, this statement could be held true whenever I’ve had to the opportunity to be a part of a Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) experience.

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Big thanks to CIBC!

Branch manager Marcia McGowan presents a $5,000 cheque to Geoff at the grand opening of their Stavanger Drive branch in St. John’s, NL.

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Exciting opportunity in Ottawa: Become a Localife Leader!

Localife is an initiative that involves young adult cancer survivors (YAs) and supporters coming together to enjoy fun activities and social time with their peers. It was developed by Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) to address the isolation that many YAs face after diagnosis. Localife has just held it’s first anniversary in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Ottawa, and we are currently recruiting one person to join the Ottawa team for year two!

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