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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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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YACCtivist

YACCtivists build the awareness and capacity of YACC so that the organization is able to reach more young adults with cancer, serve them with more programming opportunities, and change the future for young adults with cancer.

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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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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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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 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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Community Story
My fertility story: Part one

My fertility story: Part one

Cancer forced this YACCer to focus on their fertility in unexpected ways.

#Fertility  

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Community Story
To grow or not to grow

To grow or not to grow

"Growth after cancer is not linear. Each person has such a unique experience with their illness, and as a result, we all grow and change at our own speed."

#Moving beyond cancer  #Marley Cameron  #YACCtivist blog  #Post traumatic growth  

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Community Story
Reflecting on the last two years

Reflecting on the last two years

A member of the YACC community thinks about what they have lost and learned since being diagnosed with cancer two years ago.

#Moving beyond cancer  #Moving forward  

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Mark Dobbin is doing something new

Mark Dobbin will get the most powerful haircut of his life on November 8, 2020.

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The feeling of being left behind

"Physically, my body was fighting against a disease that was trying to kill me, and emotionally I was left struggling with the feelings of desertion and abandonment by those around me."

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YACC values spark

Community engagement manager Lesley takes a look back at how COVID-19 affected YACC, and how we've moved with it over the last few months.

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YAC Prime: Body image concerns of young adult cancer survivors: A brief report

"The purpose of this study was to describe body image among YA cancer survivors and examine relationships between body image and personal (age, gender), medical (time since diagnosis, stage, recurrence, metastasis, treatment status, number of treatments received), and psychosocial (distress, social support, post traumatic growth) variables."

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The Climb

Join us for YACC's annual Climb on September 27, 2020!

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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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