When Lynsey Frangakis died in 2018, her family discussed what they could do to mark her birthday that year. Following her example, they decided to create a fund through the KW Community Foundation in support of three charities that impacted her life—YACC, the Ryan Saturno Patient Amenities Fund, and Hospice Wellington.Read more
Survival rates for young adults with cancer haven’t changed since the ’70s – FUNK THAT. Pull on your tie dye and hot pants and let’s go back to the decade of disco to raise awareness and funds for Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) so we can all say “Funk Cancer” at St. John’s first-ever Funky Fresh Summer Show at Club One!Read more
Robin Mkangwana was diagnosed with colon cancer in November 2012. He was in the hospital for a couple of months while his medical team struggled to determine his diagnosis due to his age. By March, the 21 year old decided he was going to organize a golf tournament in Lanigan, Saskatchewan in support of Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC).Read more
Even though I had never attended a walk, it always held a special place in my heart. Darryl was one of Geoff’s first “cancer buddies,” and from the way Geoff regularly speaks of him, I felt he was my friend, too.Read more
The Darryl Gorman Memorial Walk has been held in June each year since 2001 and has raised a collective total of $55,000 for Young Adult Cancer Canada. Members of Darryl’s family would coordinate the participants, organize the prizes for a raffle, but unfortunate circumstances meant the regular organizers cancelled the 2013 walk.
However, the community wanted to walk, so supporters of the event came together to make it happen!Read more