#BeCauseYACC: Let’s get this party started

#BeCauseYACC: Let’s get this party started

Back in 1998, when I was 22 years old, I had just graduated from university and was starting the rest of my life when I passed out in the middle of a party. Three days later, I was diagnosed with leukemia.

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#YACCRemembers

“I accept challenge almost automatically; denial is just a river in Egypt for me. I knew my diagnosis could kill me, but processing Darryl’s death sparked another level of processing my own.”

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Chasing Geoff Stirling

For some the chase is what drives them, but for me, catching Geoff Stirling was 100 times more incredible.

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Here for the holidays

It has been 15 years since Geoff’s first holiday season with cancer, and we wanted to share the moment with you via this blog post originally posted in December 2009.

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I want to hook you up

“I have too many friends.” “Everyone around me totally gets what I’m going through; it really pisses me off.” “I love that I’m so isolated from people who relate to my challenges.”

Said no one ever.

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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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Important news about the next Survivor Conference

After many considerations, consultations, and conversations, we have decided to move our annual Survivor Conference from the fall to the spring (i.e. June 2014). We know the Conference is THE time of year where young adult cancer survivors in Canada get to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. We did not make this decision lightly, and won’t leave you high and dry.

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From $1M to $4.4M?

“Even if we could raise $1M I wouldn’t want to put that in a $100M pot for cancer research.”

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