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Flattening COVID-19 one kilometre at a time

Flattening COVID-19 one kilometre at a time

“Inspired by my rekindled love for rollerblading, we are pumped and ready to roll out Roller Brave — a cross-Canada, virtual, simultaneous relay aimed at raising funds to support YACC’s support programs.”

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Every means every

Every means every

On Monday, June 15, YACC turns 20. Unlike many 20-year-olds, YACC knows it does not know everything. The opposite, actually. What started as a celebration has evolved beautifully into a vision to share our history and gratitude with you, while showing you the YACC of today and the one we envision for tomorrow.

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We will do better.

We will do better.

The word “every” means a lot to YACC and we are committed to ensuring it authentically means “every colour” just as it does “every stage” and “every cancer.”

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Geoff’s blog: Some COVID clarity

Geoff’s blog: Some COVID clarity

“If COVID has reminded me of anything, it’s that I’m still and always in control of me, my thoughts, my dreams, and how I use my fuel.”

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Kicking off National Volunteer Week 2020

Kicking off National Volunteer Week 2020

That simple act of helping changes lives every day. It is essential to our way of life and you used it to build YACC. Thank you.

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Geoff's Blog
I choose to learn through…

I choose to learn through…

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was just on the other side of a bone marrow transplant and a one-month stay in the intensive care unit on one of those ventilators we hear so much about every day. For 23 days, a ventilator pushed air into my damaged lungs.

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Following Dora’s lead

Following Dora’s lead

Geoff writes about how we’re taking care of YACC and YACCers this week.

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COVID-19: Constants and changes, danger and opportunity

COVID-19: Constants and changes, danger and opportunity

“Every area of Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) has changed in the last week in some way. Here’s how we’re moving forward in the meantime.”

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Geoff’s blog: Look what you did! The YAC Prime Study findings

Geoff’s blog: Look what you did! The YAC Prime Study findings

The power of connection is one of the many questions we had as we built the YAC Prime Study with Dr. Sheila Garland. Does being in connection with other young adults who “get it” matter? If so, how?

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19 things you didn’t know about my time in ICU

19 things you didn’t know about my time in ICU

I played Risk the night before I went to hospital with a fever and an unknown infection in my Hickman catheter. And I won! I took over the world the…

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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.

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Treason: “He’s a crook” (Part 2)

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.

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Trust: “It’s a great cause” (Part 1)

Trust: “It’s a great cause” (Part 1)

We are excited to share our annual report for our 2015-16 year. It was a year of continued impact on young adults facing the end of their lives just as they’re starting. It was a year of pressure and intensity. It was a year we finished stronger than we started.

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We failed.

We failed.

Failing to provide Stephenie with the connection she craves is our failure. This is not cancer’s doing; she had time when she was well, we didn’t have a program with spots available for her during that time. That stings in a way we haven’t felt before.

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I was a miracle and a mess.

I was a miracle and a mess.

“My first Climb wasn’t a climb, it was a five-step walk from my hospital bed to a couch in the family room.”

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